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

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& keep his commandments & it came to pass that king Limhi & many of his people was desireous to be baptised but there was none in the land that had authority from God & Ammon declined doing this thing considering himself an unworthy servant therefore they did not at that time form themselves into a church waiting upon the spirit of the Lord now they were desireous to become even as Alma & his brethren which had fled into the wilderness they were desireous to be baptised as a witness & a testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their hearts nevertheless they did prolong the time & an account of their baptism shall be given hereafter & now all the study of Ammon & his people & king Limhi & his People was to deliver themselves out of the hands of the Lamanites & from bondage
Mosiah, Chapter 10 [Mosiah 22]
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And now it came to pass that Ammon & king Limhi began to consult with the people how they should deliver themselves out of bondage & even they did cause that all the people should gather themselves together & this they did that they might have the voice of the people concerning the matter & it came to pass that they could find no way to deliver themselves out of bondage excpt it were to take their women & children & their flocks & their herds & their tents & depart into the wilderness for the Lamanites being so numerous that it was impossible for the people of Limhi to contend with them thinking to deliver themselves out of bondage by the sword now it came to pass that Gideon went forth & stood before the king & said unto him now O king thou hast hitherto hearkened unto my words many times when we have been contending with our <​our​> our brethren the Lamanites & now O king if thou hast not found me to be an unprofitable servant or if thou hast hitherto listened to my word in any degree & they have been of service to thee even so I desire that thou wouldst listen to my words at this time & I will be thy servant & deliver this people out of bondage & the king granted unto him that he mg <​might​> speak & Gideon saith unto him behold the back pass through the back wall on the back side of the city the Lamanites or the guards of the Lamanites by night are drunken therefore let us send a proclamation among all this people that they gather together their flocks & herds that they may drive them into the wilderness by night & I will go according to thy command & pay the last tribute of wine to the Lamanites & they will be drunken & we will pass through the secret pass on the left of their camp when they are drunken & asleep & <​thus​> we will depart with our women & our children our flocks & our herds into the wilderness & we will travel around the land of Shilom & it came to pass that the king hearkened unto the words of Gideon & it ◊◊me to pass that King Limhi caused that his people should gather their flocks together & he sent the tribute of wine to the Lamanites & he also sent more wine as a presant unto them & they did drink freely of the wime which king Limhi did send unto them & it came to pass that the people of king Limhi did depart by night into the wilderness with [p. 152]
& keep his commandments & it came to pass that king Limhi & many of his people was desireous to be baptised but there was none in the land that had authority from God & Ammon declined doing this thing considering himself an unworthy servant therefore they did not at that time form themselves into a church waiting upon the spirit of the Lord now they were desireous to become even as Alma & his brethren which had fled into the wilderness they were desireous to be baptised as a witness & a testimony that they were willing to serve God with all their hearts nevertheless they did prolong the time & an account of their baptism shall be given hereafter & now all the study of Ammon & his people & king Limhi & his People was to deliver themselves out of the hands of the Lamanites & from bondage
Mosiah, Chapter 10 [Mosiah 22]
Chapter [blank]
And now it came to pass that Ammon & king Limhi began to consult with the people how they should deliver themselves out of bondage & even they did cause that all the people should gather themselves together & this they did that they might have the voice of the people concerning the matter & it came to pass that they could find no way to deliver themselves out of bondage excpt it were to take their women & children & their flocks & their herds & their tents & depart into the wilderness for the Lamanites being so numerous that it was impossible for the people of Limhi to contend with them thinking to deliver themselves out of bondage by the sword now it came to pass that Gideon went forth & stood before the king & said unto him now O king thou hast hitherto hearkened unto my words many times when we have been contending with our brethren the Lamanites & now O king if thou hast not found me to be an unprofitable servant or if thou hast hitherto listened to my word in any degree & they have been of service to thee even so I desire that thou wouldst listen to my words at this time & I will be thy servant & deliver this people out of bondage & the king granted unto him that he might speak & Gideon saith unto him behold the back pass through the back wall on the back side of the city the Lamanites or the guards of the Lamanites by night are drunken therefore let us send a proclamation among all this people that they gather together their flocks & herds that they may drive them into the wilderness by night & I will go according to thy command & pay the last tribute of wine to the Lamanites & they will be drunken & we will pass through the secret pass on the left of their camp when they are drunken & asleep thus we will depart with our women & our children our flocks & our herds into the wilderness & we will travel around the land of Shilom & it came to pass that the king hearkened unto the words of Gideon & it me to pass that King Limhi caused that his people should gather their flocks together & he sent the tribute of wine to the Lamanites & he also sent more wine as a presant unto them & they did drink freely of the wime which king Limhi did send unto them & it came to pass that the people of king Limhi did depart by night into the wilderness with [p. 152]
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