First official Church publication printed in Independence, Missouri, on W. W. Phelps printing press June 1832–July 1833. Many early revelations were printed and distributed to Church members. The printing press was destroyed in July 1833 by a mob. No issues were printed until December 1833, when Oliver Cowdery took over as editor Kirtland, Ohio, and issues were printed until September 1834. Followed by Latter-day Saints' Messenger and Advocate. In the section "Selected", addresses the need for a new translation of the New Testament and the Book of Mormon. BYU copy formerly owned by Newel K. Whitney.