Daily Feature

Each weekday, we spotlight content from BYU Studies: articles, reviews, web updates, staff picks, etc. These spotlights are called “Daily Features.” To read the full text for the feature, click the “Read More” link from the front page. You can download the article or other item for free during the week that it is featured.

History of the Church Series "Thou Art the Man": Newel K. Whitney in Ohio
April 1, 2015
by Mark L. Staker
This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Mark Lyman Staker. Each Wednesday we focus on an aspect of church history, beginning in New York in the early 19th century and progressing throughout the year to Utah in the 20th century. Find more articles tied to each location and time period in our Church Historic Sites section. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

In the early 1820s, Newel K. Whitney set up his first store in Kirtland, Ohio, in a little log cabin (fig. 1). From such humble beginnings he created a thriving business that would later become central to the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, over time the . . .
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Special Feature
March 31, 2015

Joseph Smith's firsthand accounts of his first vision of Deity are now available on josephsmithpapers.org in ten languages. Readers and researchers can now read these accounts in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, . . .

Article of the Week
March 30, 2015

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Robert L. Maxwell published in issue 36:3 of BYU Studies. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

A number of fragmentary manuscripts in Hebrew and Aramaic have . . .

Additional Features
On April 1, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1832

Warren, Ohio. Joseph Smith and several brethren went from Hiram to Warren, Ohio, on their way to Jackson County, Missouri.

On this day in 1834

Chardon, Ohio. While preparing subpoenas for witnesses at Ezekiel Rider’s house, Joseph Smith prophesied that the Lord would not allow Doctor Philastus Hurlbut to prevail in court against Joseph.

On this day in 1836

Kirtland, Ohio. Leman Copley confessed to Joseph Smith that he had testified falsely against him in the Hurlbut case.

On this day in 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith published a lengthy editorial in the Church newspaper Times and Seasons titled "Try the Spirits," about the gift of discernment.

On this day in 1845

Reid v. Smith: Payment in case of charge of riot and treason by the state of Illinois.

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On this day in 1856:

View text of the company journal with an entry for every day of the journey here.

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