Unless otherwise indicated, individuals may post material from the Media Library portion of this site to another website or on a computer network for their own personal, noncommercial use. This right can be revoked at any time and for any reason. Organizations and legal entities desiring to use material from the Media Library may request permission from our Permissions page. For more information about using and sharing Church media, check out our FAQ page.
Karen Davidson, historian on the Joseph Smith Papers, introduces John Corrill, a man who served in the bishopric, was elected to the Missouri legislature, and wrote a history by assignment from Jospeh Smith. However, as the struggles in Missouri inte2:49
Richard Jensen, historian on Joseph Smith Papers, describes the conflict that became the Missouri Mormon War. After Joseph Smith ordered a pre-emptive strike and Governor Boggs issued the extermination order, Sidney Rigdon’s appeal to the US governme2:22
Constance Lewis, and editor on the Joseph Smith Papers Project, introduces us to William Phelps, John Whitmer, John Corrill, and Edward Partridge. She explains how the lives of these four historians had a significant impact on the documents included2:26
Nathan Waite, an editor on the Joseph Smith Papers project, says that the history of Edward Partridge includes stories familiar to Latter-Day Saints, but also includes a story about the trial and near murder of church leaders when news of a gunfight2:51