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Minutes and Discourse, 13 January 1840

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Minutes of a held at . January. 13th. 1840.
The conference was organized by appointing Brother Joseph Smith Jr President & Sec.y Brother introduced the project of Printing the Book of Mormon he mentioned that at a Conference held in . a resolution was agreed upon and a committee appointed to print the same in . subject however to the consent of the proprietor of the Copyright. and that he now submitted the matter for reconsideration. Brother stated that he had considered the matter and that he had come to the conclusion that the most prudent course would be to print the same in the west among the brethren and thereby keep the profits in the Society. and especially to nurture the new printing establishment. Was willing however to submit the will of the conference. thoug[ht] the delay necessarily arising out the distance between the supply & the principal source of consumption an objection to printing in the West. Brother [Addison] Everett wished to ask what the expense of fitting up the establishment in the West would be thought it would not exceed the sum [p. [2]]
Minutes of a held at . January. 13th. 1840.
The conference was organized by appointing Brother Joseph Smith Jr President & Sec.y Brother introduced the project of Printing the Book of Mormon he mentioned that at a Conference held in . a resolution was agreed upon and a committee appointed to print the same in . subject however to the consent of the proprietor of the Copyright. and that he now submitted the matter for reconsideration. Brother stated that he had considered the matter and that he had come to the conclusion that the most prudent course would be to print the same in the west among the brethren and thereby keep the profits in the Society. and especially to nurture the new printing establishment. Was willing however to submit the will of the conference. thought the delay necessarily arising out the distance between the supply & the principal source of consumption an objection to printing in the West. Brother Addison Everett wished to ask what the expense of fitting up the establishment in the West would be thought it would not exceed the sum [p. [2]]
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