While serving his mission in England, Parley P. Pratt was busily engaged in printing. What piece of material did he print far more of than any other?
a. A Letter to the Queen
b. A Voice of Warning
c. Heaven on Earth (pamphlet)
d. Elder Hyde’s Mission to Jerusalem
(C) Solomon Chaberlain
The following story is in reference to Solomon Chamberlain:
As I entered the door [and] said, “Peace be to this house,” [Hyrum] looked at me as one astonished and said, “I hope it will be peace.”
I then said, “Is there anyone here that believes in visions and revelations:” He said, “Yes, we are a visionary house.”
I said, “then, I will give you one of my pamphlets, which was visionary, and of my own experience.”
They then called the people together which consisted of 5 or 6 men who were out at the door. Father Smith was one and some of the Whitmers. They then sat down and read my pamphlet. Hyrum read first, but was so affected, he could not read it. He then gave it to a man, which I learned was Christian Whitmer. He finished reading it. I then opened my mouth and began to preach to them in the words that the angel had made known to me in the vision, that all the churches and denominations on the earth had become corrupt, and [that] no church of God [was] on the earth, but that he would shortly raise up a church that would never be
confounded nor brought down, and be like unto the apostolic church. They wondered greatly who had been telling me these things, for, said they, “We have the same things written down in our house, taken from the Gold record that you are preaching to us.” I said, “The Lord told me these things a number of years ago.” I then said, “If you are a visionary house, I wish you would make known some of your discoveries, for I think I can bear them.”
After I had been there two days, I went with Hyrum and some others to [the] Palmyra printing office where they began to print the Book of Mormon, and as soon as they printed 64 pages, I took them with their leave and pursued my journey to Canada, and I preached all that I knew concerning Mormonism to all, both high and low, rich and poor, and thus you see this was the first, that ever printed Mormonism was preached to this generation. I did not see anyone in traveling 7 or 800 miles that had ever heard of the Gold Bible (so called). I exhorted all people to prepare for the great work of God that was now about to come forth.
Milton V. Backman, Eyewitness Accounts of the Restoration (Orem, Utah: Grandin Book Co., 1983), 185-186.