- John Whitmer to keep regular Church history: D&C 47:1, 3 . ( D&C 69:2–3 . )
- clerk to keep history and general Church record: D&C 85:1 .
- elders to obtain knowledge of history: D&C 93:53 .
- Saints to present libelous histories to heads of government: D&C 123:5–6 .
- recorders to be appointed in each ward to record history of transactions: D&C 128:3 .
- Joseph Smith writes history to disabuse public mind: JS—H 1:1 .