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Image / Negative ID: Z-WA-BOOK8
Source: (WA) BX8628.xA3 1833bs
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Main Entry: Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844
Secondary Entry: A Book of Commandments
Date : Zion [Independence, Missouri], 1833
Material: Title page, 11 x 7 cm.
"A Book of Commandments, for the Government of the Church of Christ, organized on the 6th of April, 1830," Zion [Independence, Missouri]: W. W. Phelps and Co., 1833

The first compilation of revelations to Joseph Smith. The Mormon press was destroyed before this book was completed. This is one of the few copies of the first 160 pages to survive. Versions of these revelations would subsequently appear as the Doctrine and Covenants of the Mormon Church.