Source:Orson Pratt:A Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions:Joseph Smith's education

Orson Pratt (1840): "his education was limited to a slight acquaintance with two or three of the common branches of learning"

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Orson Pratt (1840): "his education was limited to a slight acquaintance with two or three of the common branches of learning"

Orson Pratt:

Cultivating the earth for a livelihood was his occupation, in which he employed the most of his time. His advantages, for acquiring literary knowledge, were exceedingly small; hence, his education was limited to a slight acquaintance with two or three of the common branches of learning. He could read without much difficulty, and write a very imperfect hand; and had a very limited understanding of the ground rules of arithmetic. These were his highest and only attainments; while the rest of those branches, so universally taught in the common schools throughout the United States, were entirely unknown to him. [1]

Notes

  1. ↑ "Appendix: Orson Pratt, A Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions, 1840," The Joseph Smith Papers.