Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, circa August 1829–circa January 1830

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  • Historical Introduction
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comfort my Mother Mother Sariah concening us while we journied in the wilderness up to the land of Jerusalem to obtain the record of the Jews & when we had returned to the tent of my father behold their joy was full & my Mother was comforted & she spake saying now I know of a surety that the Lord hath commanded my husband to flee unto into the wilderness yea & I also know of a surety that the Lord hath protected my sons & delivered them out of the hands of Laban & gave them power whereby they could accomplish the thing which the Lord hath commanded them & after this manner of la[ng]uage did she speak & it came to pass that they did rejoice excedingly & did offer sacrifice & burnt offerings unto the Lord & they gave thanks unto the God of Israel & after <​that​> they had given thanks unto the God of Israel my father Lehi took the records which were engraven upon the plates of Brass & he did search them from the beginning & he beheld that they did contain the five Books of Moses which gave an acco[u]nt of the creation of the world & also of Adam & Eve which was our first parents & also a record of the Jews from the beginning even down to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah King of Judah & also the prophesies of the holy prophets from the beginning even down to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah & also many prophesies which have been spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah & it came to pass that my father Lehi also found upon the plates of Brass a genealogy of his fathers wherefore he knew that he was a decendant of Joseph yea even that Joseph which was the Son of Jacob which was sold into Egypt & which was preserved by the hand of the Lord that he might preserve his father Jacob & all his household from perishing with famine & they were also lead out of captivity & out of the land of Egypt by that same God who had preserved them & thus my father Lehi did discover the genealogy of his fathers & Laban also was a decendant of Joseph wherefore he & his fathers had kept the records & now when my father saw all these things he was filled with the spirit & began to prophesy concerning his seed that these plates of Brass should go forth unto all Nations Kindreds tongues & people which were of his seed wherefore he said that these plates of Brass should never perish neither should they be dimed any more by time & he prophesied many things concerning his seed & it came to pass that thus far I & my father had kept the commandments wherewith the Lord had commanded us & we had obtained the record which the Lord had commanded us us & searched them & found that they were desireable yea even of great worth unto us insomuch that we could preserve the commandments of the Lord unto our Children wherefore it was wisdom in the Lord that we should carry them with us as we journied in the wilderness towards the land of promise.——
First Nephi, Chapter 2 [1 Nephi 6–9]
Chapter 2.d.
And now I Nephi do not give the genealogy of my father<​s​> in this part of [p. 9]
comfort my Mother Sariah concening us while we journied in the wilderness up to the land of Jerusalem to obtain the record of the Jews & when we had returned to the tent of my father behold their joy was full & my Mother was comforted & she spake saying now I know of a surety that the Lord hath commanded my husband to flee into the wilderness yea & I also know of a surety that the Lord hath protected my sons & delivered them out of the hands of Laban & gave them power whereby they could accomplish the thing which the Lord hath commanded them & after this manner of language did she speak & it came to pass that they did rejoice excedingly & did offer sacrifice & burnt offerings unto the Lord & they gave thanks unto the God of Israel & after that they had given thanks unto the God of Israel my father Lehi took the records which were engraven upon the plates of Brass & he did search them from the beginning & he beheld that they did contain the five Books of Moses which gave an account of the creation of the world & also of Adam & Eve which was our first parents & also a record of the Jews from the beginning even down to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah King of Judah & also the prophesies of the holy prophets from the beginning even down to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah & also many prophesies which have been spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah & it came to pass that my father Lehi also found upon the plates of Brass a genealogy of his fathers wherefore he knew that he was a decendant of Joseph yea even that Joseph which was the Son of Jacob which was sold into Egypt & which was preserved by the hand of the Lord that he might preserve his father Jacob & all his household from perishing with famine & they were also lead out of captivity & out of the land of Egypt by that same God who had preserved them & thus my father Lehi did discover the genealogy of his fathers & Laban also was a decendant of Joseph wherefore he & his fathers had kept the records & now when my father saw all these things he was filled with the spirit & began to prophesy concerning his seed that these plates of Brass should go forth unto all Nations Kindreds tongues & people which were of his seed wherefore he said that these plates of Brass should never perish neither should they be dimed any more by time & he prophesied many things concerning his seed & it came to pass that thus far I & my father had kept the commandments wherewith the Lord had commanded us & we had obtained the record which the Lord had commanded us & searched them & found that they were desireable yea even of great worth unto us insomuch that we could preserve the commandments of the Lord unto our Children wherefore it was wisdom in the Lord that we should carry them with us as we journied in the wilderness towards the land of promise.——
First Nephi, Chapter 2 [1 Nephi 6–9]
Chapter 2.d.
And now I Nephi do not give the genealogy of my fathers in this part of [p. 9]
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