The faith of Latter-day Saints rests on a foundation of modern prophets, inspired men called by God to reveal His word in these times. Like prophets of old, prophets today wait on the Lord, seek His will, and testify of Jesus Christ. These letters and journals record and share some of the divine direction that modern prophets have received.
Joseph Smith Journal (1832–1834)
Joseph Smith began to keep a journal in November 1832. After some interruptions and with the assistance of scribes, he eventually produced 10 journals comprising more than 1,500 manuscript pages.
Joseph Smith Letter (1839)
After three and a half months of unjust imprisonment in Liberty Jail, Joseph Smith wrote this letter to his wife, Emma, on March 21, 1839.
Letter from Liberty Jail (1839)
On March 20–25, 1839, after three and a half months of unjust imprisonment in Liberty Jail, Joseph Smith dictated a letter for members of the Church to scribes and fellow prisoners Alexander McRae and Caleb Baldwin.
A Proclamation to the Saints Scattered Abroad (1841)
This early proclamation issued by the First Presidency invited Latter-day Saints to gather to Nauvoo.
Brigham Young Letter (1846)
View a copy of Brigham Young’s letter he wrote to his brother Joseph Young on March 9, 1846.
Wilford Woodruff Journal (1847)
Wilford Woodruff was one of the most prolific diarists in Church history.