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Joseph Smith's Liberty Jail Letters

All these Things Shall Give Thee Experience: Joseph Smith’s Liberty Jail Letters – Featuring David Grua

September 28, 2017 (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Assembly Hall
50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84150

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Presented by David Grua, historian and documentary editor for the Joseph Smith Papers

Liberty Jail is at the symbolic center of the latest volume of the Joseph Smith Papers. During the winter of 1838-1839, Joseph Smith was confined to the jail’s dungeon and separated from Latter-day Saints who were finding refuge outside of Missouri. In this time of crisis, the prophet used letters to maintain family ties and to sustain the church.

Come learn more about how the letters illuminate Joseph’s own struggle to comprehend the Saints’ afflictions and the revelations he received from the Lord in the jail.