The Community of Christ in Independence, Missouri, has owned the manuscript since 1903 after purchasing it from George Schweich, a grandson of early Church member David Whitmer.The sale price of ,300 is the equivalent of around ,730 today.
There are apparently plans to stage the 14th marriage of another of Mitt Romney’s long-deceased great-great-grandfathers, Miles Romney — which seems even odder, given that this Lancastrian emigrant was actually an avowed monogamist, faithful to his one wife, Elizabeth.
Yet another of Mitt’s great-great-grandfathers, Carl Heinrich Wilcken, has been married 58 times.
(Pictured, the printer’s manuscript rests on a table in this early 20th-century photograph)Plans are underway to display the manuscript to the public at the LDS Church History Library in Salt Lake City.
The LDS Church stated that the entire printer's manuscript was published in 2015 as part of the Joseph Smith Papers project.
This distaste for Romney’s religious convictions might explain why, despite his greater funding and more broadly appealing policies, he faces defeat by Rick Santorum today in two crucial primaries, one in Arizona, and the other in Michigan, where he should have been a shoo-in given that his father, George, was once a popular state governor and chairman of the state’s American Motors Corporation car giant.‘There are double standards here — he says “one man, one wife” but at the same time many more people, including his own ancestors, are still being sealed (the Mormon term for marriage) to ever more wives; it’s part of Mormon theology.’ And it also has to be said that researching the Romney family’s story this week with the help of Joe Romney, one of Mitt’s many cousins, I found much to admire about Mormons, not least their resilience and courage.
Driven out of the Mormons’ first colony in Nauvoo, Illinois, after Joseph Smith was martyred (he was shot in prison while awaiting trials for smashing the printing presses of a newspaper that attacked polygamy), they journeyed ever westwards with their persecuted kinsfolk, toiling for hundreds of miles through hostile country in rickety wagons, and raising new towns from barren earth.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has bought the printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon for a record million.
Acquired from the Community of Christ, the sale was announced Wednesday in a joint statement from the two organizations.
Many girls wear their hair in sweeping styles, often with flower brooches, and use make-up sparingly; the boys are clean-shaven.
They have separate dorms, naturally — sex before marriage is an excommunicable sin.
In the early Nineties, Jewish genealogists found more than 300,000 Holocaust victims had been listed for baptism.