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“Br[other] Joseph Smith jr. said that it was not intended to tell the world all the particulars of the coming forth of the book of Mormon, & also said that it was not expedient for him to relate these things &c.”

Ebenezer Robinson/Scribe, Minute Book 2 (Orange, OH, 25 October 1831), 13. See also History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Volume 1 (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 1973-second edition), 220.