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 Introduction to the 1845-1846 Journal of Thomas Bullock
September 2, 2015
by Gregory R. Knight
This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Gregory R. Knight. 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.

Gregory R. Knight introduces the journal of Thomas Bullock, which follows in a separate article. Knight briefly describes Bullock's life and conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Knight shows that Bullock, who was devoted to the Church and its leaders, made a substantial . . .
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Special Feature
September 1, 2015

The Joseph Smith Papers Project announces the inauguration of the Legal, Business, and Financial Records series on its website, josephsmithpapers.org. Twenty-eight legal documents are now published on the website, which . . .

Article of the Week
August 31, 2015

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Herman du Toit which was published in our newest issue, 54:2. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

A previously unknown oil sketch by Minerva Teichert . . .

Additional Features
On September 2, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1835

New Portage, Ohio. Joseph Smith traveled from Kirtland to New Portage, Ohio, to attend a Church conference and remained there until September 8.

On this day in 1838

Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith visited with a man from Livingston County, who gave him reports of a growing mob in Daviess County.

On this day in 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith received a report that the sheriff was on his way to Nauvoo with a posse.

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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What is the role of a prophet?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

Dividing the meat caused a delayed departure.

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