History, circa 1841, fair copy

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priest so that a regular list of all the names of  the whole church may be kept in a book by one  of the elders whoever the other elders shall appoint  from time to time.— and also if any have been  expelled from the church so that their names may  be blotted out of the general church record  of names.
27 All members removing from the church where  they reside if going to a church where they are not  known may take a letter certifying that they are  regular members and in good standing, which  certificate may be signed by any elder or priest if  the member is personally acquainted with the elder  or priest or it may be signed by the teachers or  deacons of the church.
Having finished the translation we went to   Wayne Co. N.Y. and secured the copy  right and engaged Mr. to print  5000 copies for the sum of three thousand dollars.
I wish to mention here that the title page of  the book of Mormon is a literal translation  taken from the last leaf on the left hand side  of the collection of plates which contained the rec ord that has been translated. The language  of the whole running the same as all Hebrew writings  writings; and that said title page is not  a modern composition. Therefore in order to  correct an error which generally exists concerning  it I give below that part of the title page  which is a genuine and literal translation of the  title page of the book of Mormon recorded  on the plates [p. 60]
priest so that a regular list of all the names of the whole church may be kept in a book by one of the elders whoever the other elders shall appoint from time to time.— and also if any have been expelled from the church so that their names may be blotted out of the general church record of names.
27 All members removing from the church where they reside if going to a church where they are not known may take a letter certifying that they are regular members and in good standing, which certificate may be signed by any elder or priest if the member is personally acquainted with the elder or priest or it may be signed by the teachers or deacons of the church.
Having finished the translation we went to Wayne Co. N.Y. and secured the copy right and engaged Mr. to print 5000 copies for the sum of three thousand dollars.
I wish to mention here that the title page of the book of Mormon is a literal translation taken from the last leaf on the left hand side of the collection of plates which contained the record that has been translated. The language of the whole running the same as all Hebrew writings; and that said title page is not a modern composition. Therefore in order to correct an error which generally exists concerning it I give below that part of the title page which is a genuine and literal translation of the title page of the book of Mormon recorded on the plates [p. 60]
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