Restoration History

An Appraisal of Manchester as Location for the Organization of the Church

Additional papers on the Church of Christ being organized at Manchester, New York on April 6, 1830 is on Mormon PDF Web Site - H. Michael Marquardt

Conversion of Sidney Rigdon

Rise and Progress of the Church of Christ

1831 Letters of Ezra Booth

1832 Missionary Teachings

Orson Hyde and Samuel H. Smith at Boston in 1832

Letter from Independence, Missouri, February 25, 1833 This is a pdf file.

Extracts of Letters from Independence, Missouri, December 1833 This is a pdf file.

Singing in the Nephite Tongue and Interpreted (Lucy Mack Smith) This is a pdf file.

Singing in the Pure Language (Elizabeth Ann Smith Whitney) This is a pdf file.

Orson Hyde travels to Jerusalem, 1841

Letters of Warren Parrish (1837-1842) This is a pdf file.


John C. Bennett, member circa September 1840 to June 18, 1842

Patriarchal Blessing of John C. Bennett, September 21, 1840 This is a pdf file.

Dates on John C. Bennett This is a pdf file.

Documents relating to John C. Bennett This is a pdf file.

Affidavit of John C. Bennett, July 2, 1842 This is a pdf file.


Martin Harris, Book of Mormon Witness, Baptized on April 6, 1830 at Manchester, Ontario County, New York

By the Power of the Spirit: Martin Harris in the Mormon Movement This is a pdf file.

Martin Harris Chronology This is a pdf file.


"One Long Funeral March": A Revisionist's View of the Mormon Handcart Disasters
By Will Bagley. From the Journal of the Mormon History 35 (Winter 2009):50-115. Used by permission of author. This is a pdf file.


Historical Inquiry on Mormon Theology

The Earliest Mormon Concept of God by Dan Vogel

Importance of Adam in Mormon Theology

Discourse by President Brigham Young on 8 October 1854

Statement of the First Presidency and Twelve Apostles, 30 June 1916

Lorenzo Snow's Couplet: "As man now is, God once was; as God now is, man may be": "No functioning place in present-day Mormon doctrine?" A Response to Richard Mouw
By Ronald V. Huggins. From the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 49 (September 2006):549-68. Used by permission of author. This is a pdf file.


Mormon Origins

Web Site on Mormon Origins - H. Michael Marquardt

Palmyra Revival

Western Presbyterian Church of Palmyra

Presbyterial Reports to the Synod of Geneva 1818-1828 This is a pdf file.

Examination of Joseph Smith (March 1826)

First Vision of Joseph Smith, Jr.
1832 Account
1835 Account
1838-39 Account

Second Vision of Joseph Smith, Jr.
1832 Account
1835 Account
1838-39 Account

Willard Chase Affidavit Concerning Seer Stone

Joseph Smith uses Stone in a Hat This is a pdf file.

Testimony of David Whitmer Saints' Herald 26, no. 22 (Nov. 15, 1879):341. This is a pdf file.
by J.L. Traughber Jr. about the Book of Mormon translated by means of a Seer Stone.


INTRODUCTION TO JOSEPH SMITH'S FIRST VISION presented by Dan Vogel on youtube. Click on the following link:

Introduction to Joseph Smith's First Vision presented at Sunstone Symposium, July 27, 2012, University of Utah, Salt Lake City


Problems in Mormon Texts by LaMar Petersen

The Bible and Mormonism by Rodger I. Anderson


Essays on Mormon History -

Missouri:

A Chronology of Danite Meetings in Adam-ondi-Ahman, Missouri July to September 1838 by John E. Thompson

The Far West Dissenters and the Gamblers at Vicksburg: An Examination of the Documentary Evidence and Historical Context of Sidney Rigdon's Salt Sermon by John E. Thompson

"Where Cain Killed Able": Latter-day Saint Views on the Mormon Surrender of Far West and Their Forced Expulsion from the State of Missouri by Michael S. Riggs


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