Orson Hyde Pamphlet (1842)

About the Account

Orson Hyde of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles published this account of Joseph Smith’s early visions in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1842. He stopped in Germany on his way back to the United States after preaching to Jews throughout Europe and dedicating the Holy Land for the gathering of the remnants of Abraham’s scattered posterity. Hyde composed the text in English, relying heavily on Pratt’s Interesting Account, and translated it into German for publication under the title Ein Ruf aus der Wüste, meaning “a cry out of the wilderness.”