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

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now all the people of Nephi was assembled together & also all the people of Zarahemla & they were gathered together in two bodies & it came to pass that Mosiah did read & caused to be read the records of Zeniff to his people yea he read the records of the people of Zeniff from the time they left the land of Zarahemla untill the time they returned again & he also read the account of Alma & his brethren & all their afflictions from the time they left the land of Zarahemla untill the time they returned again & now when Mosiah had made an end of reading the records his people which tarried in the land were struck with wonder & amazement for they knew not what to think for when they beheld those that had been delivered out of bondage they were filled with exceding great joy & again when they thought of their brethren which had been slain by the Lamanites they were filled with sorrow & even shed many tears of sorrow & again when they thought of the immediate goodness of God & his power in delivering Alma & his brethren out of the hands of the Lamanites & of bondage they did raise their voices & gave thanks to God & again when they thought upon the Lamanites which was their brethren of their sinful & poluted state they were filled with pain & anguish for the wellfare of their Souls & it came to pass that when those which were the children of Amulon & his brethren which had taken to wife the daughters of the Lamanites they were displeased with the conduct of their fathers & they would no longer be called by the names of their fathers therefore they took upon themselves the name of Nephi that they might be called the children of Nephi & be numbered among those which were called Nephites & now all the people of Zarahemla were numbered with the Nephites & this because the kingdom had been confered upon none but those which were decendants of Nephi & now it came to pass that when Mosiah had <​ade​> an end of speaking and reading to the people he desired that Alma should also speak to the people and it came to pass that Alma did speak unto them when they were assembled together in large bodies and he went from one body to another preaching unto the people repentance and faith on the Lord and he did exort the people of Limhi and his brethren all those that had been delivered out of bondage that should remember that it was the Lord that did deliver them and it came to pass that after Alma had taught the people many things and had made an end of speaking to them that King Limhi was desirous that he might be baptised and all his people were desirous that they might be baptised also before therefore Alma did go forth into the water and did baptise thim yea he did baptise them after the manner he did his brethren in the watirs of Mormon yea and is as many as he did baptise did blong to the church of God and this bcause of their belief on the words of Alma and it came to pass that [p. 157]
now all the people of Nephi was assembled together & also all the people of Zarahemla & they were gathered together in two bodies & it came to pass that Mosiah did read & caused to be read the records of Zeniff to his people yea he read the records of the people of Zeniff from the time they left the land of Zarahemla untill the time they returned again & he also read the account of Alma & his brethren & all their afflictions from the time they left the land of Zarahemla untill the time they returned again & now when Mosiah had made an end of reading the records his people which tarried in the land were struck with wonder & amazement for they knew not what to think for when they beheld those that had been delivered out of bondage they were filled with exceding great joy & again when they thought of their brethren which had been slain by the Lamanites they were filled with sorrow & even shed many tears of sorrow & again when they thought of the immediate goodness of God & his power in delivering Alma & his brethren out of the hands of the Lamanites & of bondage they did raise their voices & gave thanks to God & again when they thought upon the Lamanites which was their brethren of their sinful & poluted state they were filled with pain & anguish for the wellfare of their Souls & it came to pass that when those which were the children of Amulon & his brethren which had taken to wife the daughters of the Lamanites they were displeased with the conduct of their fathers & they would no longer be called by the names of their fathers therefore they took upon themselves the name of Nephi that they might be called the children of Nephi & be numbered among those which were called Nephites & now all the people of Zarahemla were numbered with the Nephites & this because the kingdom had been confered upon none but those which were decendants of Nephi & now it came to pass that when Mosiah had an end of speaking and reading to the people he desired that Alma should also speak to the people and it came to pass that Alma did speak unto them when they were assembled together in large bodies and he went from one body to another preaching unto the people repentance and faith on the Lord and he did exort the people of Limhi and his brethren all those that had been delivered out of bondage that should remember that it was the Lord that did deliver them and it came to pass that after Alma had taught the people many things and had made an end of speaking to them that King Limhi was desirous that he might be baptised and all his people were desirous that they might be baptised also therefore Alma did go forth into the water and did baptise thim yea he did baptise them after the manner he did his brethren in the watirs of Mormon yea and as many as he did baptise did blong to the church of God and this bcause of their belief on the words of Alma and it came to pass that [p. 157]
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