Court Protects Downstate Woman’s Book Of Mormon

(Chicago, IL) — Even though Anna Robinson is bankrupt, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the downstate woman doesn’t have to sell her rare 1830 copy of the Book of Mormon. The appeals court upheld the 2014 ruling of a bankruptcy judge who cited an Illinois law that says a family bible doesn’t have to be sold to pay an individual’s debts. Robinson found the book when she was cleaning out a library in Anna in 2003. It’s one of only five-thousand printed by Mormon church founder Joseph Smith and is value at about ten-thousand-dollars.