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O. Cowdery's First Letter to W. W. Phelps

TitleO. Cowdery's First Letter to W. W. Phelps
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1843
AuthorsCowdery, Oliver
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number9
Date PublishedJanuary 1843
KeywordsBook of Mormon Translation; Cowdery, Oliver; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Priesthood Authority; Priesthood Keys; Scribes

This article is a letter written to W. W. Phelps from Norton, Medina County, Ohio, Sabbath evening, September 7, 1834. Cowdery writes of his first meeting with the prophet and his immediate work began as scribe for Joseph Smith for the translation of the Book of Mormon. Then he writes of the manifestation of the angel to give the Aaronic Priesthood.