F. G. Williams & Co. 

Summary

After the destruction of the church printing office in Missouri in 1833, the United Firm formed F. G. Williams & Co. as a commercial entity in Kirtland, Ohio, with publishing as its primary purpose. Following the dissolution of the United Firm in 1834, F. G. Williams & Co. continued as a stewardship assigned to Oliver Cowdery and Frederick G. Williams.1 Its financial books show that the company contributed support to the whole church presidency. The business’s church printing projects included publication of the first edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, the first hymnbook, and church and local newspapers.2 The partnership was dissolved 7 June 1836.3