Joseph Smith

BornDecember 23, 1805, Sharon, VT

Treasure hunting business

1823

4 years 23-27; could access the plate but not remove them

Founding a church (182730)

June 1828

Smith said that the angel returned the plates to him in September 1828.[50] In April 1829, he met Oliver Cowdery

They worked full time on the manuscript between April and early June 1829

and then moved to Fayette, New York, where they continued to work at the home of Cowdery's friend, Peter Whitmer

Dictation was completed about July 1, 1829 baptism of smith by cowdrey and cowdrey by smith