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“In 1835 the Doctrine and Covenants began a policy of retroactive editing by reversing previous meanings, adding concepts and whole paragraphs to the texts of previously published revelations. The official alteration of pre-1835 revelations is the more fundamental context for the later pattern of editing in the History of the Church.”

~D. Michael Quinn, in Faithful History, edited by George D. Smith, footnote 25, page 104, On Being a Mormon Historian (and Its Aftermath)~