Joseph Smith affidavit

Joseph Smith affidavit

Dates: 1841

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed statement. Smith stated that he was "elected Sole Trustee" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for life. The item was notarized in Nauvoo, Illinois, for Hancock County.

  • Extent: 1 item (1 p.)
  • Creator: Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844
  • Call Number: MSS 1021
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph Smith affidavit must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1021; Joseph Smith affidavit; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1021, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormon Church--Presidents--History; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--History; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History
Genre / Form
Affidavits
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS1021
Finding Aid Title
Smith (Joseph) affidavit
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-23T04:18-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

First president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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