Bibliography

  1. Lyndon W. Cook, "William Law, Nauvoo Dissenter," BYU Studies, vol. 22, (Winter, 1982) no. 1, pp. 47-72.
  2. Lyndon W. Cook, "'Brother Joseph Is Truly A Wonderful Man, He Is All We Could Wish a Prophet to Be': Pre-1844 Letters of William Law," BYU Studies vol. 20, (Summer, 1980), pp. 217-18.
  3. Lyndon W. Cook, ed., William Law: Biographical Essay, Nauvoo Diary, Correspondence, Interview, Orem, UT: Grandin Book Co., 1994.
  4. Lyndon W. Cook. William Law: Biographical Essay, Nauvoo Diary, Correspondence, Interview, Grandin Book, 1994, reviewed by Scott H. Faulring in BYU Studies, vol. 34 (1994), no. 4, pp. 23-24.
  5. "THE MORMONS IN NAUVOO, Three Letters from William Law on Mormonism, AN HONEST MAN'S VIEW AND REMORSE," The Daily Tribune, Salt Lake City, July 3, 1887.
  6. Dr. W. Wyl (Wilhelm Ritter von Wymetal) interview with William Law in Shullsburg, Wisconsin, 30 March 1887, published in The Daily Tribune, Salt Lake City, 31 July 1887.
  7. Richard S. Law (son of William Law) Interview by Joseph W. McMurrin: "An Interesting Testimony by Elder Joseph W. McMurrin, One of the First Seven Presidents of the Seventy" & "Mr. Law's Testimony," Improvement Era, vol. VI, no. 7, (May 1903) pp. 508-09.
  8. William Law, "Much Ado About Nothing," Times and Seasons, July 1, 1842.
  9. Nauvoo Day Book of William Law, 1841-1842, 290 pages. The daybook contains a series of accounts with citizens of Nauvoo, including Joseph Smith.
  10. Lyndon W. Cook, The Gospel According to William (forth coming book?)
  11. Steven L. Shields, Divergent Paths of the Restoration, 1990, pp. 29-30.
  12. John Frederick Glaser, "The Disaffection of William Law," Restoration Studies, III, ed. Maurice L. Draper and Debra Combs, Herald Publishing House, 1986, pp. 163-175.
  13. D&C 124
  14. Summons, 1845, Hancock County, Ill, Circuit Court. Printed and handwritten summons issued on 1 Sept. 1845 and filed on 18 Oct. 1845. The item summons William Law to answer a complaint by A. W. Babbitt relating to the funds from the estate of Joseph Smith (1805-1844), first president of the Mormon Church, for an amount of $7750 for a bond Joseph asked William to take out on the Lawrence sisters which Joseph became guardian and then married polygamously as teenagers. After Joseph's death, Babbit became guardian and Emma should have made true on the finances, not Law. Nevertheless Law covered the bond that Joseph promised "was no big deal."
  15. The Nauvoo City Council records. 1841-1845. Records contain dates and descriptions of Nauvoo City Council proceedings, with topics ranging from brothel penalties to laws for rabid dogs. There is also an excerpt of diary entries from William Law with his dealings and experience with the City Council.
  16. "Why the Nauvoo Expositor was Destroyed," Salt Lake Tribune, October 6, 1910. Taken from the Nauvoo Expositor of June 7, 1844.
  17. Steven G. Barnett, "Wilson Law: A Sidelight on the Expositor Incident," Brigham Young University Studies, Winter, 1979, vol. 19, no. 2, p. 244-246.
  18. Ted Gibbons, Like a Lamb to the Slaughter : the Nauvoo Expositor: Traitors & Treachery, Keepsake Paperbacks, 1990, 117 pages.
  19. Brent L. Winward, The Publishers of the Nauvoo Expositor, 1971. Paper for Graduate Religion 542, B.Y.U., 14 pages.