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

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sorrowful for behold they were naked & their skins were worn excedingly because of being bound with strong cords & they also had suffered hunger thurst & all kind of affliction nevertheless they were patient in all their sufferings & as it happened it was their lot to have fallen into the hands of a more hardened & a more stiffnecked people therefore they would not hearken unto their words & they had cast them out & had smote them & had driven them from house to house & from place to place even until they had ariven to the land of Middoni & their they were taken & cast into prison & bound with strong cords & kept in prison for many days & were delivered by Lamoni & Ammon——
Alma, Chapter 13 [Alma 21–22]
—— Chapter [blank] An account of the preaching of Aaron & Muloki & their brethren to the Lamanites
Now when Ammon & his brethren separated themselves in the <borders of the> land of the Lamanites behold Aaron took his journey towards the land which was called by the Lamanites Jerusalem calling it after the land of their fathers nativity & it was away joining the borders of Mormon now the Lamanites & the Amalekites & the people of Amulon had built a great city which was called Jerusalem now the Lamanites of themselves were sufficiently hardoned but the Amalekites & the Amulonites were still harder therefore they did cause the Lamanites that they should harden their hearts that they should wax stronger in wickedness<,> & their abominations & it came to pass that Aaron came to the city of Jerusalem & firstly began to preach <to the Amalekites> & <he> began to preach to them in their Synagogues for they had built synagogues after the order of the Nehors for many of the Amalekites & the Amulonites were after the order of the Nehors therefore as Aaron entered into one of them there Synagogues to preach unto the people & as he was speaking unto them behold there arose an Amalekites & began to contend with him saying what is that that thou hast testified hast thou seen an Angel why do not Angels appear unto us behold are not this people as good as thy people thou also sayest except we repent we shall perish how knowest thou the thought & intent of our heart how knowest thou that we have cause to repent how knowest thou that we are not a righteous people behold we have built sanctuaries & we do assemble ourselves together to worshep God we do believe that God will save all men now Aaron said unto him believest thou that the Son of God shall come to redeem mankind [p. 224]
sorrowful for behold they were naked & their skins were worn excedingly because of being bound with strong cords & they also had suffered hunger thurst & all kind of affliction nevertheless they were patient in all their sufferings & as it happened it was their lot to have fallen into the hands of a more hardened & a more stiffnecked people therefore they would not hearken unto their words & they had cast them out & had smote them & had driven them from house to house & from place to place even until they had ariven to the land of Middoni & their they were taken & cast into prison & bound with strong cords & kept in prison for many days & were delivered by Lamoni & Ammon——
Alma, Chapter 13 [Alma 21–22]
—— Chapter [blank] An account of the preaching of Aaron & Muloki & their brethren to the Lamanites
Now when Ammon & his brethren separated themselves in the borders of the land of the Lamanites behold Aaron took his journey towards the land which was called by the Lamanites Jerusalem calling it after the land of their fathers nativity & it was away joining the borders of Mormon now the Lamanites & the Amalekites & the people of Amulon had built a great city which was called Jerusalem now the Lamanites of themselves were sufficiently hardoned but the Amalekites & the Amulonites were still harder therefore they did cause the Lamanites that they should harden their hearts that they should wax stronger in wickedness, & their abominations & it came to pass that Aaron came to the city of Jerusalem & firstly began to preach to the Amalekites & he began to preach to them in their Synagogues for they had built synagogues after the order of the Nehors for many of the Amalekites & the Amulonites were after the order of the Nehors therefore as Aaron entered into one of there Synagogues to preach unto the people & as he was speaking unto them behold there arose an Amalekites & began to contend with him saying what is that that thou hast testified hast thou seen an Angel why do not Angels appear unto us behold are not this people as good as thy people thou also sayest except we repent we shall perish how knowest thou the thought & intent of our heart how knowest thou that we have cause to repent how knowest thou that we are not a righteous people behold we have built sanctuaries & we do assemble ourselves together to worshep God we do believe that God will save all men now Aaron said unto him believest thou that the Son of God shall come to redeem mankind [p. 224]
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