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Book of Mormon, 1830

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Northern District of New-York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the eleventh day of June, in the fifty-third year of the Independence of the United States of America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, A. D. 1829, Joseph Smith, Jun. of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit: “The Book of Mormon: an account written by the hand of Mormon, upon plates taken from the plates of Nephi. Wherefore it is an abridgment of the Record of the People of Nephi; and also of the Lamanites; written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the House of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile; written by way of commandment, and also by the spirit of Prophesy and of Revelation. Written, and sealed up, and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed; to come forth by the gift and power of God, unto the interpretation thereof; sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by the way of Gentile; the interpretation thereof by the gift of God; an abridgment taken from the Book of Ether. Also, which is a Record of the People of Jared, which were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people when they were building a tower to get to Heaven: which is to shew unto the remnant of the House of Israel; how great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever: and also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile, that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting Himself unto all nations. And now if there be fault, it be the mistake of men; wherefore condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment seat of Christ.—By Joseph Smith, Jun. Author and Proprietor.”
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;” and also the act, entitled, “An act supplementary to an act, entitled, ‘An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”
Richard R. LANSING

July 1789–29 Sept. 1855. U.S. district court clerk, attorney, merchant, business executive. Born in New York. Son of Gerrit G. Lansing and Maria Antill. Resided at Utica, Oneida Co., New York, by 1812. Served as U.S. district court clerk for Northern District...

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Clerk of the Northern District of New-York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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Northern District of New-York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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, to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the  eleventh day of June, in the fifty-third  year of the Independence of the United States of America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, A. D. 1829, Joseph  Smith, Jun. of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the  right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit: “The Book of  Mormon: an account written by the hand of Mormon, upon plates taken from the  plates of Nephi. Wherefore it is an abridgment of the Record of the People of Ne phi; and also of the Lamanites; written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the  House of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile; written by way of commandment,  and also by the spirit of Prophesy and of Revelation. Written, and sealed up, and  hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed; to come forth by the gift and  power of God, unto the interpretation thereof; sealed by the hand of Moroni, and  hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by the way of Gentile; the interpre tation thereof by the gift of God; an abridgment taken from the Book of Ether. Also,  which is a Record of the People of Jared, which were scattered at the time the Lord  confounded the language of the people when they were building a tower to get to  Heaven: which is to shew unto the remnant of the House of Israel; how great things  the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the  Lord, that they are not cast off forever: and also to the convincing of the Jew and  Gentile, that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting Himself unto all na tions. And now if there be fault, it be the mistake of men; wherefore condemn not  the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment seat of Christ.—By  Joseph Smith, Jun. Author and Proprietor.”
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, entitled, “An act  for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and  Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein men tioned;” and also the act, entitled, “An act supplementary to an act, entitled, ‘An  act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and  Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein men tioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and  etching historical and other prints.”
R[ichard] R. LANSING

July 1789–29 Sept. 1855. U.S. district court clerk, attorney, merchant, business executive. Born in New York. Son of Gerrit G. Lansing and Maria Antill. Resided at Utica, Oneida Co., New York, by 1812. Served as U.S. district court clerk for Northern District...

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Clerk of the Northern District of New-York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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. [p. [ii]]
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The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi; Palmyra,

Known as Swift’s Landing and Tolland before being renamed Palmyra, 1796. Incorporated, Mar. 1827, two years after completion of adjacent Erie Canal. Population in 1820 about 3,700. Joseph Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith family lived in village briefly, beginning ...

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NY: Joseph Smith Jr., 1830; [i]–[590] pp.; includes typeset signature marks and copyright notice. The copy presented here is held at CHL; includes pasted newspaper clippings, bookplate, selling price and signature of former owner, and library markings.
This book was printed on thirty-seven sheets and folded into thirty-seven gatherings of eight leaves each, making a text block of 592 pages. The last printed leaf—bearing the signed statements of witnesses—is not numbered. The book includes two blank front flyleaves and two blank back flyleaves (other copies have three back flyleaves). The pages of the book measure 7¼ × 4⅝ inches (18 × 12 cm).
The book is bound in brown calfskin, with a black label on the spine: “BOOK OF | MORMON”. The spine also bears seven double-bands in gilt. The book measures 7½ × 4¾ × 1¾ inches (19 × 12 × 4 cm). To the inside front cover are affixed four clippings of descriptions of different versions of first edition copies of the Book of Mormon and of an 1854 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, along with a clipping describing the origin of the text of the Book of Mormon and a bookplate of the “Shepard Book Company” of Salt Lake City, Utah. There is also a pencil notation: “CEEY- | asxx”. The recto of the first front flyleaf bears one clipping describing a first edition Book of Mormon for sale and several notations in pencil: “1st Edition” and “$50.00 | BS KN”. Pencil notation on verso of first flyleaf: “1st Edition” and “M222.1 | B724 | 1830 | #8”. Pen notation on recto of second front flyleaf: “James H Moyle | March 22 1906”. The page edges are decorated with a light blue speckled stain.
The price notation inscribed in the front of the book suggests that the book was sold. It is uncertain when this volume was placed in the care of the Church Historian’s Office.

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