The following is an excerpt from theChurch's new groundbreaking history, Saints: The Standard of Truth. Read it for free through the Gospel Library app and at saints.lds.org or buy a hard copy to own at Deseret Book. Get more insights into Church history with theSaints podcast.
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Joseph Smith's "Photographs," His Epistles from Prison + More Fascinating Facts About Church Historical Records
LDS Perspectives Podcast recently interviewed Sharalyn D. Howcroft, an archivist for The Joseph Smith Papers, regarding the recent release of Foundational Texts of Mormonism, edited by Mark Ashurst-McGee, Robin Scott Jensen, and Sharalyn D. Howcroft.
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Lucy Mack Smith Shares Harrowing Story of When a Mob Prepared to Kill Her + the Vision That Warned Her of Their Coming
The following is a part of Lucy Mack Smith's general conference address on the temple grounds in Nauvoo, Illinois, on October 8, 1845, a year after the death of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. This speech is the first account of a woman speaking at general conference and is part of the unprecedented Church history book At the Pulpit, which you can access for free on lds.orgor on your gospel library app. At the Pulpit spans 185 years of Church history and includes more than 50 groundbreaking discourses from LDS women.
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The following is an excerpt from Stories of Lucy Mack Smith: Mother of the Restoration by Susan Evans McCloud.
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Several months after the deaths of her sons Joseph, Hyrum, and Samuel Smith, Lucy Mack Smith (1775–1856) began writing her history. At age 69, she was in poor health and felt “it a privilege as well as my duty . . . to give (as my last testimony to a world from whence I must soon take my departure) an account.” . . .
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Lucy Mack Smith (1775–1856) was the mother of Joseph and Hyrum Smith and nine other children, and she was a strong voice in the early Church. She gave this speech to a gathering of emigrating Saints at Lake Erie in Buffalo, New York in May 1831.
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Within the first few pages of the Book of Mormon, readers come across the names of 11 witnesses, each who has signed his name as someone who has either seen or felt the ancient plates that Joseph Smith used to translate the Book of Mormon.
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