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

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it was dark & it came to pass that Teancum & his men did pitch their tents in the borders of the land Bountiful & Amalickiah did pitch his tents in the borders on the beach by the Sea shore & after this manner were they driven & it came to pass that when the night had come Teancum & his servant stole away <forth &> went out by night & went into the camp of Amalickiah & behold sleep had overpowered them because of their much fateague which was caused by the labours & heat of the day & it came to pass that Teancum stole privally into the tent of the King & put a Javlin to his heart & he did cause the death of the king immediately that he did not awake his servants & he returned again privally to his own camp & behold his men were asleep & he awoke them & told them all the things that he had done & he caused that his armies should stand in readiness lest the Lamanites had awoke & should come upon them & thus ended the twenty & fifth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi & thus ended the days of Amalickiah
Alma, Chapter 24 [Alma 52–53]
Chapter XXIV—— And now it came to pass in the twenty & sixth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi behold when the Lamanites awoke on the first morning of the first month behold they found Amalickiah was dead in his own tent & they also saw that Teancum was ready to give them battle on that day & now when the Lamanites saw this they were affrighted & they abandoned their design in marching into the land northward & retreated with all their army into the city of Mulek & sought protection in their fortifications & it came to pass that the brother of Amalickiah was appointed king over the people & his name was Ammoron thus king Ammoron the brother of King Amalickiah was appointed to reign in his stead & it came to pass that he did command that his people should maintain those cities which they had taken by the sheding of blood for they had not taken any cities save they had lost much blood & now Teancum saw that the Lamanites were determined to maintain those cities which they had taken & those parts of the land which they had obtained possession off & also seeing the enormity of their number Teancum thought it was not expediant that he should attempt to attackt them in their forts but he kept his men round about as if making preperations for war yea & truly he was prepareing to defend himself against them by casting up walls round about & prepareing places of resort & it came to pass that he kept thus prepareing for war until Moroni had sent a large number of men to strengthen his army & Moroni also sent orders unto him that he should retain all the prisoners which fell into his hands for as the Lamanites [p. 300]
it was dark & it came to pass that Teancum & his men did pitch their tents in the borders of the land Bountiful & Amalickiah did pitch his tents in the borders on the beach by the Sea shore & after this manner were they driven & it came to pass that when the night had come Teancum & his servant stole forth & went out by night & went into the camp of Amalickiah & behold sleep had overpowered them because of their much fateague which was caused by the labours & heat of the day & it came to pass that Teancum stole privally into the tent of the King & put a Javlin to his heart & he did cause the death of the king immediately that he did not awake his servants & he returned again privally to his own camp & behold his men were asleep & he awoke them & told them all the things that he had done & he caused that his armies should stand in readiness lest the Lamanites had awoke & should come upon them & thus ended the twenty & fifth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi & thus ended the days of Amalickiah
Alma, Chapter 24 [Alma 52–53]
Chapter XXIV—— And now it came to pass in the twenty & sixth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi behold when the Lamanites awoke on the first morning of the first month behold they found Amalickiah was dead in his own tent & they also saw that Teancum was ready to give them battle on that day & now when the Lamanites saw this they were affrighted & they abandoned their design in marching into the land northward & retreated with all their army into the city of Mulek & sought protection in their fortifications & it came to pass that the brother of Amalickiah was appointed king over the people & his name was Ammoron thus king Ammoron the brother of King Amalickiah was appointed to reign in his stead & it came to pass that he did command that his people should maintain those cities which they had taken by the sheding of blood for they had not taken any cities save they had lost much blood & now Teancum saw that the Lamanites were determined to maintain those cities which they had taken & those parts of the land which they had obtained possession off & also seeing the enormity of their number Teancum thought it was not expediant that he should attempt to attackt them in their forts but he kept his men round about as if making preperations for war yea & truly he was prepareing to defend himself against them by casting up walls round about & prepareing places of resort & it came to pass that he kept thus prepareing for war until Moroni had sent a large number of men to strengthen his army & Moroni also sent orders unto him that he should retain all the prisoners which fell into his hands for as the Lamanites [p. 300]
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