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KnoWhy #556 - Why Did Joseph Smith Attempt to Secure the Book of Mormon Copyright in Canada? (Alma 26:3)
TitleKnoWhy #556 - Why Did Joseph Smith Attempt to Secure the Book of Mormon Copyright in Canada? (Alma 26:3)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2020
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsCanadian Copyright; David Whitmer; Early Church History; Hiram Page; Joseph Smith; Revelation
Abstract

In early 1830, as the Book of Mormon was at press, Joseph Smith sent some trusted agents to Canada to secure the copyright to the Book of Mormon in that country and throughout the British Commonwealth. The trip, however, was unsuccessful. The recently rediscovered text of the revelation behind this episode and additional historical and legal evidence provides context to this often neglected but important incident in the early history of the Restoration.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/knowhy/why-did-joseph-smith-attempt-to-secure-the-book-of-mormon-copyright-in-canada
Citation Key6743

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Alma 26:3

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