Early Documents Relating to Joseph Smith, Jr. (1825-1831)

1825 Agreement signed by Joseph Smith, Jr., 1 November 1825, Harmony, Pennsylvania
(printed copy in [Salt Lake] Daily Tribune, Salt Lake City, 23 April 1880)

1826 Bill of Justice Albert Neely - same [i.e. The People] vs Joseph Smith the Glass looker, 20 March 1826
(Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Chenango County Office Building, Norwich, New York)

1826 Bill of Constable Philip De Zeng - Serving Warrant on Joseph Smith & t[ravel]
(Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Chenango County Office Building, Norwich, New York)

Examination of Joseph Smith, 20 March 1826
(printed copy in Fraser's Magazine, February 1873)

Receipt of Joseph Smith, Jr., 10 March 1827
(LDS archives)

Account Book of Lemuel Durfee, entry dated 16 April 1827
(Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, New York)

Account Book of Lemuel Durfee (1801-29), entries for 1827-29
(original was in Palmyra Kings Daughters Library, Palmyra, New York, current location unknown)

1829 Deed of property from Isaac Hale, 5 April 1829, Harmony, Pennsylvania
(LDS archives)

Copyright to the Book of Mormon, 11 June 1829
(Library of Congress; LDS archives; copy with Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, RLDS archives)

Letter of Oliver Cowdery to Hyrum Smith, 14 June 1829, Fayette, New York
(copy in Joseph Smith Letterbook 1, LDS archives)

Letter of Jesse Smith to Hyrum Smith, 17 June 1829
(copy in Joseph Smith Letterbook 2, LDS archives)

Religious Testimony of the Three Witnesses, [June 1829, Fayette, New York]
(copy with Printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon, RLDS archives)

Religious Testimony of the Eight Witnesses, [June 1829, Manchester, New York]
(copy with Printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon, RLDS archives)

Dictated Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, [circa April-June] 1829, [Harmony, Pennsylvania and Fayette, New York]
(LDS archives)

Preface to the 1830 Edition of the Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith, Jr., [circa June 1829]
(copy with Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, RLDS archives)

Letter of Joseph Smith to Oliver Cowdery, 22 October 1829, Harmony, Pennsylvania
(copy in Joseph Smith Letterbook 1, LDS archives)

Letter of Oliver Cowdery to Joseph Smith, 6 November 1829, Manchester, New York
(copy in Joseph Smith Letterbook 1, LDS archives)

Letter of Oliver Cowdery to Cornelius C. Blatchly, 9 November 1829, Palmyra, New York
Gospel Luminary, Vol. II, No. 49, Thursday, 10 December 1829, page 194, New York City

Letter of Oliver Cowdery to Joseph Smith, 28 December 1829, Manchester, New York
(copy in Joseph Smith Letterbook 1, LDS archives)

Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, 1829
(RLDS archives)

Agreement of Joseph Smith, Sr., 16 January 1830, Manchester, New York
(Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Manuscript copies of Joseph Smith's revelations, 1829-30
(LDS Archives; Newel K. Whitney Collection, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University)

Manuscript copies of Joseph Smith's revelations, 1829-30
(Kirtland Revelations Book, LDS archives)

Printed copy of Joseph Smith's revelations, July 1828 - January 1831, in The Evening and the Morning Star and A Book of Commandments
(LDS and RLDS archives)

Elder License of John Whitmer, 9 June 1830
(Yale University Library)

Priest License of Joseph Smith, Sr., 9 June 1830
(LDS archives)

Bible revision/correction, Old Testament dictated manuscript in the handwriting of Oliver Cowdery, John Whitmer, Emma Smith and Sidney Rigdon, written from June - December 1830
(RLDS archives)

Letter of Joseph Smith, Jr. and John Whitmer to Colesville Saints, 28 August 1830
(copy in Newel Knight Journal, private posession)

Letter of Joseph Smith, Jr. and John Whitmer to Colesville Saints, 2 December 1830
(copy in Newel Knight Journal, private possession)

Elder License of Edward Partridge, 15 December 1830
(LDS archives)

Letter of Lucy Mack Smith to Solomon Mack, 6 January 1831
(LDS archives)


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