History See also Account; Record account of history of Nephites recorded on the plates of Nephi, 1 Ne. 9:2 (2 Ne. 4:14; 5:33; Jacob 1:3). small plates touch but lightly on history of Nephites, Jacob 1:1–2. John Whitmer to keep regular Church history, D&C 47:1, 3 (69:2–3). clerk to keep history and general Church record, D&C 85:1. elders to obtain knowledge of history, D&C 93:53. Saints to present libelous histories to heads of government, D&C 123:5–6. recorders to be appointed in each ward to record history of transactions, D&C 128:3. Joseph Smith writes history to disabuse public mind, JS—H 1:1.