The voice of truth, containing General Joseph Smith's correspondence with Gen. James Arlington Bennet; appeal to the Green Mountain boys; correspondence with John C. Calhoun, Esq.; views of the powers and policy of the government of the United States; pacific innuendo, and Gov. Ford's letter; a friendly hint to Missouri, and a few words of consolation for the "Globe"; also, correspondence with the Hon. Henry Clay. Joseph Smith.
The voice of truth, containing General Joseph Smith's correspondence with Gen. James Arlington Bennet; appeal to the Green Mountain boys; correspondence with John C. Calhoun, Esq.; views of the powers and policy of the government of the United States; pacific innuendo, and Gov. Ford's letter; a friendly hint to Missouri, and a few words of consolation for the "Globe"; also, correspondence with the Hon. Henry Clay ...

The voice of truth, containing General Joseph Smith's correspondence with Gen. James Arlington Bennet; appeal to the Green Mountain boys; correspondence with John C. Calhoun, Esq.; views of the powers and policy of the government of the United States; pacific innuendo, and Gov. Ford's letter; a friendly hint to Missouri, and a few words of consolation for the "Globe"; also, correspondence with the Hon. Henry Clay ...

Nauvoo, Ill: printed by John Taylor, 1844. First edition, 8vo, pp. 64; woodcut portrait of Smith in military garb in the text; original printed wrappers; uncut, fore-edge ragged, minor loss at fore-edge of wrappers. The wrappers are dated 1845. Crawley 271: "With his name attached to the copyright notice...it seems clear that the book was compiled by W. W. Phelps, who actually wrote most of the contents...The dedicatory poem...dated June 1844, and the fact that Phelps obtained the copyright on June 22 suggest it was put to press shortly before Joseph Smith's death, probably as a piece for his presidential campaign...but his assassination interrupted the printing and the unfinished book lay in the Times and Seasons shop until it was eventually completed as a memorial to him." [Hence, the 1845 date on the wrappers.] The all-important "King Follett funeral discourse, headed Joseph Smith's last Sermon, delivered at the April Conference, 1844, is added in Voice of Truth as an appendix (pp. 59-64). It is not listed on the title page and was not originally intended to be included in the pamphlet, but it is noted on the printed wrapper." Byrd 899; Flake 8000; Graff 3858. Howes S629. Sabin 83288. Crawley locates 9 copies (Yale, Neweberry, Illinois Historical, Harvard, NYPL, Utah, Brigham Young, and the LDS. OCLC adds the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Southern Illinois University, Community of Christ Library in Missouri, and Princeton. Byrd notes that the University of Kansas City copy has the wrappers. No copies in ABPC back to 1976. The NYPL copy has last 2 pages mutilated and lacks the wrapper; the Newberry copy with a fragment of the wrapper only. The wrappers are rare. Of the dozen or so copies located, it is likely less than a handful retain them. This is significant in that the back wrapper contains the poem "The Cap Stone," a poem in 40 lines, by Phelps. Item #48090

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