In this episode, we find out what a terrible friend Gerrit is as he recommends a brutal history class for Richard to take. Richard has still not forgiven him. We also talk about polygamy.
In 1861 Brigham Young receives a letter from W. W. Phelps that discusses a revelation Phelps claims Joseph Smith received in 1831. The Civil War and polygamy feature prominently. We talk about the merits of the revelation and why it was not included in the Joseph Smith Papers.
We have received interest in hosting a Church History tour led by Gerrit for our podcast listeners in the summer of 2023. We are gauging demand so if this is something you would be interested in please click on the link below and let us know.