“When it became generally known that these important changes had been made in the Doctrine and Covenants [formerly the Book of Commandments], many of the brethren objected seriously to it, but they did not want to say much for the sake of peace, as it was Brother Joseph and the leaders who did it. The majority of the members – poor weak souls – thought that anything Brother Joseph would do, must be all right; so in their blindness of heart, trusting in an arm of flesh, they looked over it and were led into error, and finally all talk about it ceased.”
“The revelations were printed in the Book of Commandments correctly… just exactly as they were arranged by Brother Joseph and the others. And when the Book of Commandments was printed, Joseph and the church received it as being printed correctly.”
David Whitmer, An Address to All Believers in Christ (Richmond, Missouri: Self-Published, 1887), 61 & 56.