The first revelations were written while Joseph Smith was translating the Book of Mormon, beginning about 1828. It was decided in 1831 to publish a compilation as the "Book of Commandments", at the press that was being established in Independence, Missouri. The printing was in progress but not complete when the printing office was mobbed and destroyed in July 1833. An expanded version was printed two years later (1835) in Kirtland, Ohio. This was the first published version generally available. Subsequent editions included more revelations, until the death of Joseph Smith in 1844, although successors have added a few more sections and a couple of "Offical Declarations".