In June 1830, Joseph Smith dictated a revelation describing a visionary experience by the ancient prophet Moses, and the manuscript became the beginning of an ambitious, multiyear project to expand and revise the Bible.
Documents, Volume 14: 1 January–15 May 1844 features ninety-nine documents—including Joseph Smith’s correspondence, accounts of his discourses, and his presidential platform—that provide insight into the months leading up to his death.
Our newest eight-part miniseries, Kirtland, City of Revelation: A Joseph Smith Papers Podcast, explores Kirtland, Ohio, in the 1830s. Listen now!
Read all of the accounts of the First Vision written by Joseph Smith and his contemporaries during his lifetime
The Joseph Smith Papers is pleased to announce its latest web publication. This release features two essays to help explain Joseph Smith’s involvement in civil litigation and criminal prosecutions; two introductions and accompanying documents for four legal cases about the estate of Joseph Smith; an introduction and documents related to Joseph Smith’s bankruptcy; more Nauvoo City treasurer documents; thirty-four additional versions of documents from 1831 and 1832; new glossary entries for financial and legal terms; and new entries for the calendar of documents.
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Joseph Smith (1805–1844) was the founding prophet and first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Joseph Smith Papers Project is an effort to transcribe, contextualize, and publish all his writings and teachings, including revelations, translations, letters, discourses, journals, histories, and legal and financial records.
The Joseph Smith Papers will consist of twenty-seven volumes, divided into five series: Documents, Journals, Revelations and Translations, Histories, and Administrative Records; two additional series, the Legal Records series and the Financial Records series, will be published online.