Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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said these things had been talked of before. People thought printing could be done cheaper somewhere else than here, but it is not so, if people would deal with us, as they do with others. He brought up an example of the way men manage the matter. If we print here we employ our own laborers, and they get the pay. If we can be supported with money we can do as well here as any where else. If he had had money to get paper he could have had two thousand copies of the Book of Mormon ready now, for the workmen would have worked for nothing and found themselves, if it was necessary. It is far better for us to pay the money to our own people than to pay it to others. He had always been willing to devote his property to the church whenever, it was wanted [p. [311]]
said these things had been talked of before. People thought printing could be done cheaper somewhere else than here, but it is not so, if people would deal with us, as they do with others. He brought up an example of the way men manage the matter. If we print here we employ our own laborers, and they get the pay. If we can be supported with money we can do as well here as any where else. If he had had money to get paper he could have had two thousand copies of the Book of Mormon ready now, for the workmen would have worked for nothing and found themselves, if it was necessary. It is far better for us to pay the money to our own people than to pay it to others. He had always been willing to devote his property to the church whenever, it was wanted [p. [311]]
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