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

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the coat <​of Joseph​> was preserved & had not decayed & he sayeth even as this remnant of garment of my Son<​s​> hath been preserved so shall a remnant of the Seed of my Son be preserved by the hand of God & be taken unto himself while the remainder of the seed of Joseph shall perish even as the remnant of his garment now behold this giveth my soul sorrow nevertheless my soul hath joy in my Son becaus that part of the his seed which shall be taken unto God now behold this was the language of Jacob & now who knoweth but what the remnant of the seed of Joseph which shall <​shall​> perish as his garment are those which have deserted desented from us yea & even it shall be us if we do not stand fast in the faith of Christ & now it came to pass that when Moroni had said these words he went forth & also sent forth in all the parts of the land where there were dissensions & gathered together all the people which were desireous to maintain their liberty to stand against Amalickiah & those which had dissented which were called Amalickiahites & it came to pass that when Amalickiah saw that the people of Moroni were more numerous than the Amalickiahites & he also saw that his people were doubtful conserning the justice of the cause in which they had undertaken therefore fearing that he should not gain the point took those of his people which would & departed into the land of Nephi now Moroni thought it was not expediant that the Lamanites should have any more strength therefore he thought to cut off the people of Amaleckiah or to take them & bring them back & put Amalickiah to death yea for he knew that they would stir up the Lamanites to anger against them & cause them to come to battle against them & this he knew that Amalickiah would do that he might obtain his purposses therefore Moroni thought it was expediant that he should take his armies that <​which​> had gathered themselves together & armed themselves & entered into a covenant to keep the peace & it came to pass that he took his army & marched out into the wilderness to cut off the course of Amalickiah in the wilderness & it came to pass that he <​did​> according to his desires & marched forth into the wilderness & headed the armies <​armies​> of Amalickiah & it came to pass that Amalickiah fled with a small number of his men & the remainder was <​were​> delivered up into the hands of Moroni & were taken back into the land of Zarahemla now Moroni being a man which was appointed by the chief Judges & the voice of the people therefore he had power according to his will with the armies of the Nephites to establish & to exercise authority over them & it came to pass that whomsoever of the Amalickiahites that would not enter into a covenat to support the cause of freedom that they might maintain [p. 284]
the coat of Joseph was preserved & had not decayed & he sayeth even as this remnant of garment of my Sons hath been preserved so shall a remnant of the Seed of my Son be preserved by the hand of God & be taken unto himself while the remainder of the seed of Joseph shall perish even as the remnant of his garment now behold this giveth my soul sorrow nevertheless my soul hath joy in my Son becaus that part of his seed which shall be taken unto God now behold this was the language of Jacob & now who knoweth but what the remnant of the seed of Joseph which shall perish as his garment are those which have desented from us yea & even it shall be us if we do not stand fast in the faith of Christ & now it came to pass that when Moroni had said these words he went forth & also sent forth in all the parts of the land where there were dissensions & gathered together all the people which were desireous to maintain their liberty to stand against Amalickiah & those which had dissented which were called Amalickiahites & it came to pass that when Amalickiah saw that the people of Moroni were more numerous than the Amalickiahites & he also saw that his people were doubtful conserning the justice of the cause in which they had undertaken therefore fearing that he should not gain the point took those of his people which would & departed into the land of Nephi now Moroni thought it was not expediant that the Lamanites should have any more strength therefore he thought to cut off the people of Amaleckiah or to take them & bring them back & put Amalickiah to death yea for he knew that they would stir up the Lamanites to anger against them & cause them to come to battle against them & this he knew that Amalickiah would do that he might obtain his purposses therefore Moroni thought it was expediant that he should take his armies which had gathered themselves together & armed themselves & entered into a covenant to keep the peace & it came to pass that he took his army & marched out into the wilderness to cut off the course of Amalickiah in the wilderness & it came to pass that he did according to his desires & marched forth into the wilderness & headed the armies of Amalickiah & it came to pass that Amalickiah fled with a small number of his men & the remainder were delivered up into the hands of Moroni & were taken back into the land of Zarahemla now Moroni being a man which was appointed by the chief Judges & the voice of the people therefore he had power according to his will with the armies of the Nephites to establish & to exercise authority over them & it came to pass that whomsoever of the Amalickiahites that would not enter into a covenat to support the cause of freedom that they might maintain [p. 284]
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