Statement, circa 1 November 1839–B

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At a of the , held in , Illinois, on Friday, the first day of November, 1839, the Manuscript of the following History of said Church was read and approved of, and was duly authorized by a vote of said Conference, to be published.
JOSEPH SMITH, Jr.,) Presidents of said Church.
, Clerk. [p. [2]]


  1. 1

    The manuscript was quite lengthy; the two published editions of the Appeal ran to eighty-four and sixty pages, respectively. It is unclear how much of the appeal was read at the conference. (Crawley, Descriptive Bibliography, 1:103–104, 124.)  

    Crawley, Peter. A Descriptive Bibliography of the Mormon Church. 3 vols. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997–2012.

  2. 2

    Robinson was appointed general church recorder and clerk for the First Presidency on 6 April 1838. (Minutes, 6 Apr. 1838.)