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Agreement with Martin Harris, 16 January 1830

I hereby agree that Martin Harris shall have an equal  privilege with me & my friends of selling the Book of Mormon of  the Edition now printing by Egbert B Grandin until enough of them  shall be sold to pay for the printing of the same or until such times as  the said Grandin shall be paid for the printing the aforesaid Books or copies
Joseph Smith Jr
Manchester January the 16th 1830
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JS, Agreement, Manchester, NY, 16 Jan. 1830; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery with signature of JS; witnessed by Oliver Cowdery; one page; Simon Gratz Collection, Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Includes later endorsements in unidentified handwriting: “Joseph Smith, Sen. | Father of Jos. Smith, the founder | of Mormonism— & himself | one of the most prominent | of the sect.” and “Oliver H. P. Cowdery | one of the most active of Smith’s | adherents— and his scribe in | the preparation of ‘The Book | of Mormon.’”

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