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Minutes, 30 April 1832

Minutes of a Council of the litterary Firm, Zion April 30. 1832.
Present
Joseph Smith jr. President,Oliver Cowdery
Sidney RigdonWilliam W. Phelps
John WhitmerJesse Gause, one of the President’s counsellors.
ordered by the council that three thousand copies of the book of Commandments  be printed the first edition. [p. 25]
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Previous revelations instructed the church to organize businesses to manage its financial and publishing concerns. Compiled over a six-day period, from 26 April to 1 May 1832, these minutes reflected efforts to establish both the Literary and United firms. This particular text dealt primarily with the Literary Firm, although the United Firm eventually supported publishing efforts of the Literary Firm and also operated other church enterprises.
Ebenezer Robinson recorded this text in Minute Book 2 in spring 1838, apparently relying on minutes taken at the time of the conference in April 1832.

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