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

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  • Historical Introduction
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Moroni, Chapter 1 [Moroni 1]
The Book of Moroni— Chapter [blank]— Now I Moroni after having made an end of abridging the account of the people of Jared I had supposed to not have written more but I have not as yet perished & I make not myself known to the Lamanites lest they should destroy me for behold their wars are exceeding fierce among themselves & because of their hatred they put to death every Nephite that will not deny the Christ & I Moroni will not deny the Christ wherefore I wander whither soever I can for the safety of mine own life wherefore I a write a few more things contrary to that which I had supposed for I had supposed not to have written any more but I write a few more things that perhaps they may be of worth unto my brethren the Lamanites in some future day according to the will of the Lord—
Moroni, Chapter 2 [Moroni 2]
Chapter [blank]—
The words of Christ which he spake unto his desipels the twelve whom he had chosen as he laid his hands upon their them & he called them by name saying Ye shall call on the Father in my name in mighty prayer & after that ye have done this ye shall have power that on him whom ye shall lay your hand<​s​> ye shall give the Holy Ghost & in my name shall ye give it for thus do mine Apostles now Christ spake these words unto them at the time of his first appearing & the multitude heard it not but the desipels heard it & on as many as they laid their hands fell the Holy Ghost
Moroni, Chapter 3 [Moroni 3]
Chapter [blank]
The manner which the desipels which were called the elders of the church ordained priests & teachers After they had prayed unto the Father in the name of Christ they laid their hands upon them & said In the name of Jesus Christ I ordain you to be a priest or if he be a teacher I ordain you to be a teacher to preach repentance & remission of sins through Jesus Christ by the endurance of faith on his name to the end Amen. & after this manner did they ordain priests & teachers according to the gifts & callings of God unto men & they ordained them by the power of the Holy Ghost which was in them
Moroni, Chapter 4 [Moroni 4]
Chapter [blank]——
The manner of their elders & priests administering & the flesh & blood of Christ unto the church & they administered it according to the commandments of Christ wherefore we know that the manner to be true & the elder or priest did minister it & they did kneel down with the church & pray to the Father in the name of Christ saying O God the Eternal Father we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ to bless & sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son & witness unto thee O God the Eternal Father that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son & always remember him & keep his commandments which he hath given them that they may always have his spirit to be with them Amen.
Moroni, Chapter 5 [Moroni 5]
Chapter [blank]— The manner of administering the wine Behold they took the cup & said O God the Eternal Father we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ to bless & sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of of it that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son which was shed for them that they may witness unto thee O God the Eternal Father that they do always remember him that they may have his spirit to be with them Amen [p. 454]
Moroni, Chapter 1 [Moroni 1]
The Book of Moroni— Chapter [blank]— Now I Moroni after having made an end of abridging the account of the people of Jared I had supposed to not have written more but I have not as yet perished & I make not myself known to the Lamanites lest they should destroy me for behold their wars are exceeding fierce among themselves & because of their hatred they put to death every Nephite that will not deny the Christ & I Moroni will not deny the Christ wherefore I wander whither soever I can for the safety of mine own life wherefore I write a few more things contrary to that which I had supposed for I had supposed not to have written any more but I write a few more things that perhaps they may be of worth unto my brethren the Lamanites in some future day according to the will of the Lord—
Moroni, Chapter 2 [Moroni 2]
Chapter [blank]—
The words of Christ which he spake unto his desipels the twelve whom he had chosen as he laid his hands upon them & he called them by name saying Ye shall call on the Father in my name in mighty prayer & after that ye have done this ye shall have power that on him whom ye shall lay your hands ye shall give the Holy Ghost & in my name shall ye give it for thus do mine Apostles now Christ spake these words unto them at the time of his first appearing & the multitude heard it not but the desipels heard it & on as many as they laid their hands fell the Holy Ghost
Moroni, Chapter 3 [Moroni 3]
Chapter [blank]
The manner which the desipels which were called the elders of the church ordained priests & teachers After they had prayed unto the Father in the name of Christ they laid their hands upon them & said In the name of Jesus Christ I ordain you to be a priest or if he be a teacher I ordain you to be a teacher to preach repentance & remission of sins through Jesus Christ by the endurance of faith on his name to the end Amen. & after this manner did they ordain priests & teachers according to the gifts & callings of God unto men & they ordained them by the power of the Holy Ghost which was in them
Moroni, Chapter 4 [Moroni 4]
Chapter [blank]——
The manner of their elders & priests administering the flesh & blood of Christ unto the church & they administered it according to the commandments of Christ wherefore we know that the manner to be true & the elder or priest did minister it & they did kneel down with the church & pray to the Father in the name of Christ saying O God the Eternal Father we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ to bless & sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son & witness unto thee O God the Eternal Father that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son & always remember him & keep his commandments which he hath given them that they may always have his spirit to be with them Amen.
Moroni, Chapter 5 [Moroni 5]
Chapter [blank]— The manner of administering the wine Behold they took the cup & said O God the Eternal Father we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ to bless & sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of of it that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son which was shed for them that they may witness unto thee O God the Eternal Father that they do always remember him that they may have his spirit to be with them Amen [p. 454]
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