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“All My Endeavors to Preserve Them”: Protecting the Plates in Palmyra, 22 September–December 1827
|“All My Endeavors to Preserve Them”: Protecting the Plates in Palmyra, 22 September–December 1827
|Year of Publication
|Hedges, Andrew H.
|Journal of Book of Mormon Studies
|Early Church History; Gold Plates; Plates; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Translation
After Joseph Smith received the gold plates from the angel Moroni, he had to take great measures to protect them from people who wanted to steal them for their monetary value. Although Joseph did not leave much documentation of such experiences, the people who were closely associated with him at the time did. Using what records still exist, Hedges pieces together some of the stories of Joseph’s challenges in obtaining and protecting the gold plates.
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