Sept. 1, 6, 1842. Performance of ordinances for the dead without any organization or record keeping led to the instructions relative to baptisms for the dead in these two letters from the Prophet.
Feb. 9, 1843. Satan’s continued efforts to deceive the Saints necessitated instructions on how to perceive if a being was from God or the devil.
July 12, 1843. This section came at the request of Hyrum Smith for a written revelation to convince Emma Smith of the truthfulness of the principles of eternal marriage.