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The Book of Mormon Goes on Sale

Image: "Brigham Young," 1872, George M. Ottinger, Museum of Church History and Art

March 26, 1830

The Wayne Sentinel announces that the Book of Mormon has been published and advertises its sale. Within a few days, Martin Harris is on the streets of Palmyra, New York, selling copies for $1.25. As soon as the books are printed, Solomon Chamberlain takes eight or ten copies and goes on a preaching mission. On this mission he meets Brigham and Phinehas Young at a reformed Methodist conference. Brigham would later be converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and become its second president.

Source: J. Christopher Conkling, A Joseph Smith Chronology, Deseret Book Company, 1979.

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