Editor's Note: Please be aware that the document described in this article is a Mark Hofmann forgery. For more information, see Richard E. Turley Jr., Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992).
Ron Walker writes of his own personal journey with Joseph Smith, "The Palmyra Seer." He says, "My journey with Joseph has now taken two years. Perhaps it is time to pause and search for meanings and suggest possible new directions. Were my first excited feelings about historical revisionism justified? How do some of our recently found or refound sources fit into the larger body of evidence, and what are some of their implications? Needless to say, answers to these ambitious questions will be partial and tentative and I offer nothing here but a private view."