180 years ago today - Jan 31, 1844

Joseph Smith donates 29 books to the "Nauvoo Library and Literary Institute" including John L. Stephens's TRAVELS IN CENTRAL AMERICA and INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN YUCATAN, William Beaumont's EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS ON THE GASTRIC JUICE, and a five volume collection of Walter Scott's POETICAL WORK. Also included is a copy of the Apochryphal Testament, which discusses topics such as baptism for the dead.

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