LDS History, 1830 March

-- 1830 March
[Joseph Smith] [Joseph Smith] Book of Mormon published. (1)

-- 10 Mar. 1830
[Lucy Mack Smith] A Presbyterian committee calls on Lucy, Hyrum, and Samuel about their eighteen months of nonattendance. Lucy apparently misremembers this visit as occurring the previous fall. (2)

-- about March 14, 1830
[Joseph Smith] Palmyra, New York. Joseph Smith wrote what became the preface to the first edition of the Book of Mormon. (3)

-- 19 Mar. 1830
[Lucy Mack Smith] The completed Book of Mormon is advertised for sale in this and the next three issues of the Wayne Sentinel: 2, 9, and 26 March. The complete run of 5,000 copies is not finished until the summer of 1831. (2)

-- about March 21, 1830
[Joseph Smith] Manchester, New York. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 19, a revelation to Martin Harris concerning repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. (3)

-- 22 Mar. 1830
[Lucy Mack Smith] Eunice Stoddard, the first child of Sophronia Smith Stoddard and Calvin Stoddard, is born at Palmyra and dies in infancy. (2)

-- March 26, 1830
[Financial] Just days prior to the meeting at which Joseph Smith would formally organize the church, the first 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon are printed in Palmyra, N.Y., by E.B. Grandin. The total cost of the printing is $3,000, initially deferred by a mortgage agreement between Grandin and Martin Harris. In 1831, Harris sold 151 acres of his farm to settle the terms of the agreement. (4)

-- 1830 26 March
Book of Mormon published in Palmyra, New York. (5)

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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
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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