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

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Judges & their chief Judges were chosen & the people of Nephi began to prosper again in the land & began to multiply & <​to​> wax exceding strong again in the land & they began to grow exceding rich but notwithstanding their riches or their strength or their prosperity they were not lifted up in the pride of their eyes neither were they slow to remember the Lord their God but they did humble themselves excedingly before him yea they did remember how great things he <​the Lord​> had done for them that he had delivered them from death & from bonds & from prisons & from all manner of afflictions & he had delivered them out of the hands of their enemies & they did pray unto the Lord their God continually insomuch that the Lord did bless them according to his word so that they did wax strong & prosper in the land & it came to pass that all these things were done & Helaman died in the thirty & fifth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi——
Alma, Chapter 30 [Alma 63]
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And it came to pass in the commencement of the thirty & sixth year of the reign of the Judges over the People of Nephi that Shiblon took possession of those sacred things which had been delivered unto Helaman by Alma & he was a just man & he did wald <​walk​> uprightly before God & he did observe to do good continually to keep the commandments of the Lord his God & also did his brother & it came to pass that Moroni died also & thus ended the thirty & sixth year of the reign of the Judges & it came to pass that in the thirty & seventh year of the reign of the Judges there was a large company of men even to the amount of five thousand & four hundred <​men​> with their wives & their children departed out of the land of Zarahemla into the land which was northward & it came to pass that Hagoth he being an <​an​> exceding curious man therefore he went forth & built him an exceding large large Ship on the borders of the land bountiful by the land Desolation & launched it forth into the west Sea by the narrow neck which led into the land Northward & behold there were many of the Nephites which did enter therein & did sail forth with much provisions & also many women & children & they took their course Northward & thus ended the thirty & seventh year & in the thirty & eigth year this man built other ships & the first ship did also return & many more Nephites <​People​> did enter into it & they also took much provisions & set out again for <​to​> the land Northward & it came to pass that they were never heard of more & we suppose that they were drowned up in the debeths of the Sea & it came to pass that one other Ship did also did sail forth & whether She did go we know not & it came to pass that in this year there were many People which went forth into the land Northward & thus ended the thirty & eigth year & it came to pass in the thirty & ninth year of the reign of the Judges Shiblon died also & Corianton had gone forth to the land Northward in a Ship to carry forth [p. 329]
Judges & their chief Judges were chosen & the people of Nephi began to prosper again in the land & began to multiply & to wax exceding strong again in the land & they began to grow exceding rich but notwithstanding their riches or their strength or their prosperity they were not lifted up in the pride of their eyes neither were they slow to remember the Lord their God but they did humble themselves excedingly before him yea they did remember how great things the Lord had done for them that he had delivered them from death & from bonds & from prisons & from all manner of afflictions & he had delivered them out of the hands of their enemies & they did pray unto the Lord their God continually insomuch that the Lord did bless them according to his word so that they did wax strong & prosper in the land & it came to pass that all these things were done & Helaman died in the thirty & fifth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi——
Alma, Chapter 30 [Alma 63]
Chapter [blank]——
And it came to pass in the commencement of the thirty & sixth year of the reign of the Judges over the People of Nephi that Shiblon took possession of those sacred things which had been delivered unto Helaman by Alma & he was a just man & he did walk uprightly before God & he did observe to do good continually to keep the commandments of the Lord his God & also did his brother & it came to pass that Moroni died also & thus ended the thirty & sixth year of the reign of the Judges & it came to pass that in the thirty & seventh year of the reign of the Judges there was a large company of men even to the amount of five thousand & four hundred men with their wives & their children departed out of the land of Zarahemla into the land which was northward & it came to pass that Hagoth he being an exceding curious man therefore he went forth & built him an exceding large Ship on the borders of the land bountiful by the land Desolation & launched it forth into the west Sea by the narrow neck which led into the land Northward & behold there were many of the Nephites which did enter therein & did sail forth with much provisions & also many women & children & they took their course Northward & thus ended the thirty & seventh year & in the thirty & eigth year this man built other ships & the first ship did also return & many more People did enter into it & they also took much provisions & set out again to the land Northward & it came to pass that they were never heard of more & we suppose that they were drowned up in the debeths of the Sea & it came to pass that one other Ship also did sail forth & whether She did go we know not & it came to pass that in this year there were many People which went forth into the land Northward & thus ended the thirty & eigth year & it came to pass in the thirty & ninth year of the reign of the Judges Shiblon died also & Corianton had gone forth to the land Northward in a Ship to carry forth [p. 329]
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