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

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that on the other hand the people of Nephi did thank the Lord their God because of his matchless power in delivering them from their <the hands> of their enemies & thus ended the nineteenth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi yea & there was continual peace among them & exceding great prosperity in the church because of their heed & diligence which they gave unto the word of God which was declared unto them by Helaman & Shiblon & Corianton & Ammon & his brethren .&c. yea & by all those which had been ordained by the Holy order of God being baptised unto repentance & sent forth to preach among the people &c——
Alma, Chapter 22 [Alma 50]
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And now it came to pass that Moroni did not stop making preperations for war or to defend themselves against the Lamanites for he caused that his armies should commence in the commencement of the twentieth year of the reign of the Judges that they should commence in diging up heaps of earth round about all the cities throughout all the land which was posessed by the Nephites & upon the top of these those ridges of earth he caused that there should be timbers yea works of timbers built up to the heighth of a man round about the cities & he caused that upon those works of timbers that there should be a frame of pickits built upon the timbers round about & they were strong & high & he caused towers to be erected that over looked those works of pickets & he caused places of security to be built upon those towers that the stones & the arrows of the Lamanites could not hurt them & they were prepared that they could cast stones from the top thereof according to their pleasure & their strength & slay him which should attempt to approach near the walls of the City thus Moroni did prepare strong holds against the comeing of their enemies round about every City in all the land & it came to pass that Moroni caused that his armies should go forth into the east wilderness yea & they went forth & drave all the Lamanites which were in the east wilderness into their own lands which were south of the land of Zarahemla & the land of Nephi did run in a strait course from the east Sea to the west & it came to pass that when Moroni had driven all the Lamanites out of the east wilderness which was north of the lands of their own possessions he caused that the inhabitants which were in the land of Zarahemla & in the land round about should go forth into the east wilderness even to the borders by the Seashore & possess the land & he also plased armies on the south [p. 294]
that on the other hand the people of Nephi did thank the Lord their God because of his matchless power in delivering them from the hands of their enemies & thus ended the nineteenth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi yea & there was continual peace among them & exceding great prosperity in the church because of their heed & diligence which they gave unto the word of God which was declared unto them by Helaman & Shiblon & Corianton & Ammon & his brethren .&c. yea & by all those which had been ordained by the Holy order of God being baptised unto repentance & sent forth to preach among the people &c——
Alma, Chapter 22 [Alma 50]
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And now it came to pass that Moroni did not stop making preperations for war or to defend themselves against the Lamanites for he caused that his armies should commence in the commencement of the twentieth year of the reign of the Judges that they should commence in diging up heaps of earth round about all the cities throughout all the land which was posessed by the Nephites & upon the top of those ridges of earth he caused that there should be timbers yea works of timbers built up to the heighth of a man round about the cities & he caused that upon those works of timbers that there should be a frame of pickits built upon the timbers round about & they were strong & high & he caused towers to be erected that over looked those works of pickets & he caused places of security to be built upon those towers that the stones & the arrows of the Lamanites could not hurt them & they were prepared that they could cast stones from the top thereof according to their pleasure & their strength & slay him which should attempt to approach near the walls of the City thus Moroni did prepare strong holds against the comeing of their enemies round about every City in all the land & it came to pass that Moroni caused that his armies should go forth into the east wilderness yea & they went forth & drave all the Lamanites which were in the east wilderness into their own lands which were south of the land of Zarahemla & the land of Nephi did run in a strait course from the east Sea to the west & it came to pass that when Moroni had driven all the Lamanites out of the east wilderness which was north of the lands of their own possessions he caused that the inhabitants which were in the land of Zarahemla & in the land round about should go forth into the east wilderness even to the borders by the Seashore & possess the land & he also plased armies on the south [p. 294]
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