The Wentworth Letter


Joseph Smith’s letter to Mr. John Wentworth was published in the March 1, 1842 issue of the Times and Seasons in Nauvoo Illinois. Although the whole letter runs about three full pages, the rendition of the First Vision events is only one-half page long. The Prophet himself called it a “sketch,” a “brief history.” The conclusion of the letter is Joseph Smith’s statement of belief which has come to be know as The Articles of Faith. Ed.


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