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PHELPS: MISSOURI ARM OF THE PROPHET… 

“I don’t think many understand how closely Smith worked in tandem with Phelps to develop Mormon theology… I don’t know of anyone else that Smith ever told this to (and notice the date [11 Jan 1833])”

~Johnny Stephenson, FB comment, 3 November 2019~

“[W]e wish you to render the [Evening and Morning] Star as interesting as possable by setting forth the rise progress and faith of the church, as well as the doctrine for if you do not render it more interesting than at present it will fall, and the church suffer a great Loss thereby – – – -”

~Joseph Smith Jr., Letter to William W. Phelps – 11 January 1833 [publication ceased in September 1834]~