September 21–22, 1823
Manchester, New York
The angel Moroni visited Joseph Smith three times in the night in the Smith family log home, telling Joseph Smith about the gold plates (the Book of Mormon) and the Lord's divine mission for him. Some of his instruction about the coming of Elijah is recorded in D&C 2.
History of the Church, Joseph Smith, 1:10–14
"Where Were the Moroni Visits?" Russell R. Rich, BYU Studies 10:3
Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith's Legal Encounters Gordon A. Madsen, Jeffrey N. Walker, and John W. Welch,
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