The Joseph Smith Papers Project recently released additional documents on its website,, which provides free online access to many of the documents that make up The Joseph Smith Papers.

Among the newly released documents is Joseph Smith’s first letterbook, wherein Joseph Smith and his scribes copied letters from 1829 to 1835. Many of the letters include instructions regulating the Church’s affairs in Missouri and for building the city of Zion. For example:

Learn more in the article “Joseph Smith Papers Website Adds New Documents” in Church News and Events (

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