It is our intent in this series to talk, not just about Joseph, but about the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—those events and people who were made a significant contribution to that history. One of those whose contribution is incalculable was Emma Hale. A revelation, now known as Doctrine and Covenants 25, referred to her as “an elect lady whom I have called.” Emma was Joseph Smith’s wife, companion and confidant. This episode of History of the Saints is about her, her family, and those early years.
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