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Joseph Smith's challenges in bringing forth the Book of Mormon did not end with the completion of the translation, but continued with the search to find a publisher. Palymra printer E.B. Grandin was first approached, but refused because of the negative stories about the "golden Bible." What ultimately changed his mind?

E.B. Grandin believed the publication of the "golden Bible" to be a wicked scheme to defraud Martin Harris, who was his friend, and refused to print the book at any price, despite the promise of payment. But after learning that arrangements had been made with another publisher, Elihu F. Marshall, to print the book, Grandin considered the advice of several neighbors and finally reconsidered his policy to print the Book of Mormon.Source: Eyewitness Accounts of the Restoration, Milton V. Backman, Jr., p. 171, 179.

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