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Never-Before-Published Documents Feature the Little-Known LDS Council of Fifty

Never-Before-Published Documents Feature the Little-Known LDS Council of Fifty

News Release from Mormon Newsroom A new volume of never-before-published documents offers a candid view on how early Mormon leaders handled the temporal affairs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Joseph Smith Papers feature the minutes from the Council of Fifty meetings held in Nauvoo, Illinois, in the 1840s. The book is being released on September …

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Emma Smith’s Copy of the Book of Mormon Discovered

Lynn and Tanya Bascom, an LDS couple from Bountiful, Utah, went on vacation this past June, touring some of the nation’s historical sites in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. At the home of John Quincy Adams, they found an 1841 copy of the Book of Mormon that originally belonged to someone very special in Church history — Emma Smith, wife of …

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