Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


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About the Author

Joseph Smith, Jr., was the fourth of nine children in a family of modest means. His father and mother, Joseph and Lucy Smith, moved their family from Sharon, Vermont, only a few years after his birth. They subsequently moved several times before finally settling in Palmyra, New York, in 1816. In Palmyra, Smith’s mother joined a local Presbyterian congregation, but his father remained unaffiliated with any denomination or sect, choosing instead to test them all for any...