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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, “On Being a Mormon (and its aftermath)” quoted in Faithful History, edited by George D. Smith (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 1 April 1992), 104, fn 25.