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

(1835)

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 signs of what he considered to be religious truth. As such, Smith was introduced to numerous...

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