In October 1831, W.W. Phelps was instructed by a Conference to purchase a printing press, and begin printing a monthly paper in Independence, Missouri (Times and Seasons 5:481). The first issue of the Evening and Morning Star was published at the printing office of W.W. Phelps in June of 1832.
Tensions mounted in Missouri between the Saints and the Missourians. On July 20, 1833, a mob demanded that the Evening and Morning Star cease publication. After a brief altercation, the mob broke in and destroyed the printing office and dwelling of W.W. Phelps (Church History 1:315-316). Also destroyed were many of the unfinished copies of the Book of Commandments being printed by W.W. Phelps.
Troubles continued to escalate, until the Saints were finally driven out of Jackson County by mob action in November, 1833. A new printing office was established in Kirtland, Ohio, under the ownership of F.G. Williams & Co., with Oliver Cowdery being the chief editor (Times and Seasons 6:850). Publication continued from December 1833 until September 1834, when the Messenger and Advocate periodical was begun.
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Evening and Morning Volume 1
June 1832 — May 1833
Discusses the principle of resurrection as taught in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, a substantial part coming from Alma’s instruction to Corianton. [D.M.]
Addresses the prospect of the return of the Jews to Jerusalem to rebuild the holy city. Light is thrown on the subject by quoting passages from the Book of Mormon.
The American Indians are portrayed as remnants of Joseph. Quotations about them from the Book of Mormon are supplied.
Evening and Morning Volume 2
June 1833 — September 1834
Submits archaeological finds in North Carolina and Ohio as evidence that the ancient inhabitants of America, as portrayed in the Book of Mormon, were skilled in the arts and sciences.