200 years ago today - Sep 21, 1823

Joseph prays for forgiveness for his "foolish errors" and "weaknesses of youth," and is visited three times during the night by an angel named Moroni. Moroni tells him about a hidden book and quotes scriptures from the books of Acts, Joel, Isaiah, and Malachi. Moroni's quotation of Malachi is recorded as D&C 2. (According to Joseph's neighbors' later testimony, Joseph's "weaknesses of youth" consisted of fighting and drinking)

[Conkling, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology]

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