LDS History, 1829 July

-- 1829 July
The translation of the Book of Mormon is completed. Oliver Cowdery copies the manuscript so two versions exist in case the original is lost. (1)

-- July 1829
[Lucy Mack Smith] Oliver Cowdery begins making an entire second copy. (2)

-- Summer 1829
[Lucy Mack Smith] Solomon Chamberlain takes sixty-four printed but unbound pages and goes on a mission of 800 miles through Canada. (2)

-- 1 July 1829
[Lucy Mack Smith] Alexander McIntyre warns Joseph Jr. that a mob is waiting to waylay him on his way to Palmyra to sign the contract. Joseph disarms them by his polite greeting. (2)

-- 1829 August
Printing of the Book of Mormon began in the Grandin Printing Shop, Palmyra, New York. (3)

-- ca. 15 Aug. 1829
[Lucy Mack Smith] John H. Gilbert begins typesetting the Book of Mormon with the assistance of John H. Bortles on the press. (2)

-- 1829 August 25
A contract is drawn up with E.B. Grandin to print 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon for $3,000. Martin Harris agrees to mortgage his farm to pay for the printing. (1)

-- 25 Aug. 1829
[Lucy Mack Smith] E. B. Grandin, after once refusing to print Book of Mormon, agrees when Martin Harris mortgages his farm for the full amount of $3,000 for 5,000 copies. Grandin buys more type that winter. (2)

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2 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
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