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

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because of the great anxiety of his people for they were desirous beyond measure to know concerning those people which had been destroyed & now he translated them by the means of those two stones which was fastened into the two Rims of a bow, now these things was prepared from the beginning & was handed down from Generation to Generation for the purpose of interpreting Languages & they have been kept & preserved by the hand of the Lord that he should discover to every— creature which should possess the land the iniquities and abominations of his people & whosoever has the things is called Seer after the manner of old times, Now after Mosiah had finished translating these records bohold it gave an account of the people which was destroyed from the time that they were Destroyed back to the building of the great Tower at the time the Lord confounded the Languages of the people & they were scattered abroad upon the face of all the Earth yea & even from that time until the creation of Adam, now this account did cause the people of Mosiah to mourn exceedingly yea they were filled with sorrow nevertheless it gave them much knowledge in the which they did rejoice & this account shall be written hereafter, for behold it is expedient that all people should know the things which ore written in this account
Mosiah, Chapter 13 [Mosiah 28:20–29:47]
Capter– 14th.
And now as I Said unto you that after King Mosiah had Done these things he took the plates of Brass and all the things which he had cept and conferd them upon Alma which was the Son of Alma yea all the reccords and allso the interpiters and conferd them upon him and Commanding him that he Should keep and preserve them and also keep A reccord of the people handing them Down from one generatiion to another even as they had Been handed Down from the times that Lehi Left Jeruselem now when Mosiah had Done this he sent out through all the land among all the people Desireing them to know their will concerning who Should be their King and it came pass that the voice of the people came Saying wee are Desireous that Aaron thy Son Should Be our king and our ruler now Aaron had gone up to the land of nephi therefore the king could not confer the kingdom upon him neither was any of the Sons of Mosiah willing to take upon them the kingdom therefore king Mosiah Sent again among the people yea even a wrting written word Sent he a Among the people and these were the words that were w[r]itten [p. 165]
because of the great anxiety of his people for they were desirous beyond measure to know concerning those people which had been destroyed & now he translated them by the means of those two stones which was fastened into the two Rims of a bow, now these things was prepared from the beginning & was handed down from Generation to Generation for the purpose of interpreting Languages & they have been kept & preserved by the hand of the Lord that he should discover to every— creature which should possess the land the iniquities and abominations of his people & whosoever has the things is called Seer after the manner of old times, Now after Mosiah had finished translating these records bohold it gave an account of the people which was destroyed from the time that they were Destroyed back to the building of the great Tower at the time the Lord confounded the Language of the people & they were scattered abroad upon the face of all the Earth yea & even from that time until the creation of Adam, now this account did cause the people of Mosiah to mourn exceedingly yea they were filled with sorrow nevertheless it gave them much knowledge in the which they did rejoice & this account shall be written hereafter, for behold it is expedient that all people should know the things which ore written in this account
Mosiah, Chapter 13 [Mosiah 28:20–29:47]
Capter– 14th.
And now as I Said unto you that after King Mosiah had Done these things he took the plates of Brass and all the things which he had cept and conferd them upon Alma which was the Son of Alma yea all the reccords and allso the interpiters and conferd them upon him and Commanding him that he Should keep and preserve them and also keep A reccord of the people handing them Down from one generatiion to another even as they had Been handed Down from the time that Lehi Left Jeruselem now when Mosiah had Done this he sent out through all the land among all the people Desireing to know their will concerning who Should be their King and it came pass that the voice of the people came Saying wee are Desireous that Aaron thy Son Should Be our king and our ruler now Aaron had gone up to the land of nephi therefore the king could not confer the kingdom upon him neither was any of the Sons of Mosiah willing to take upon them the kingdom therefore king Mosiah Sent again among the people yea even a written word Sent he a Among the people and these were the words that were written [p. 165]
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