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CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
Of Latter Day Saints.
WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY
PRESIDENT JOSEPH SMITH
APOSTLE HEMAN C. SMITH,
Of the Reorganized Church.
THE reception that Volume 1 of the Church History met from the members of the church and their friends greatly encouraged the Board of Publication to urge forward the second volume.
The work of selection, compilation, and arrangement was continued diligently, Apostle Heman C. Smith giving faithful attention to this part of the work, aided at separate stages by the committee of examination and revision.
The second volume covers the difficult period between 1836 and the death of the presidents and martyrs, Joseph and Hyrum Smith, in 1844.
It was found so impracticable with the original design of furnishing an authentic and reliable history, and complete it in two volumes, that the Board decided it to be better to do the work thoroughly, though it should require a third volume to make it what the completed work should be.
It is in this spirit and intention that the Board takes pleasure in placing in the hands of its patrons Volume 2 of the Church History.
THE BOARD OF PUBLICATION. LAMONI, Iowa, August 9, 1897.
The Confession-The School-High Council of Zion-A Feast-
Prayer - Testimonies-Washing of Feet-A Vision - H. C. Kim-
and His Brother-Kirtland Bank-Conference of Authorities-
pose Not Fraudulent - Spirit of Speculation -Joseph Smith Re-
Assembly-Presidents of Seventies Causes for Embarrasso cut-