Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery began their work translating the Book of Mormon on Tuesday April 7, 1829. They commenced translating from Mormon’s abridgment in what is today Mosiah I. From then until sometime around June 1 they labored at Joseph and Emma’s farm home in Harmony Pennsylvania. In addition to the demanding work of translation they still needed to tend the farm at this spring season, as well as put food on the table.
Artwork by Julie Rogers