Agreement with Martin Harris, 16 January 1830

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I hereby agree that shall have an equal privilege with me & my friends of selling the Book of Mormon of the Edition now printing by until enough of them shall be sold to pay for the printing of the same or until such times as the said shall be paid for the printing the aforesaid Books or copies
Joseph Smith Jr
January the 16th 1830
Witness [p. [1]]


  1. 1

    TEXT: The penultimate letter in this signature resembles more closely a capital “S” than a capital “J”. This apparently provided the basis for a notation in an unknown hand on the reverse side of the document identifying the signer as Joseph Smith Sr.  

  2. 2

    Oliver Cowdery signed his name with “H P” as his middle initials in several early documents. What the letters stand for is not known.