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“All My Endeavors to Preserve Them”: Protecting the Plates in Palmyra, 22 September–December 1827
Title“All My Endeavors to Preserve Them”: Protecting the Plates in Palmyra, 22 September–December 1827
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsHedges, Andrew H.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume8
Issue2
Pagination14-23, 84-85
KeywordsEarly Church History; Gold Plates; Joseph Smith; Plates; Translation
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/8/2/S00004-50cf91d4aae813Hedges.pdf

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