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

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& <​those of​> their leaders which were not slain in battle were taken & cast into prison for there was no time for their trials at this period & the remainder of those dissenters rather than to be smote down to the earth by the sword yielded to the standard of liberty & were compelled to hoist the title of biberty upon their towers & in their Cities & to take up arms in defence of their Country & thus Moroni put an end to those king men that there were not any known by the appellation of king men & thus he put an end to the stuborness & the pride of those people which professed the blood of nobility but they were brought down to humble themselves like unto their brethren & to fight valiantly for their freedom from bondage behold it came to pass that while Moroni was thus breaking down the wars & contentions among his own people & subjecting them to peace & siviliseation & making regulations to prepare for war against the Lamanites behold the Lamanites had came into the land of Moroni which was in the borders by the Sea shore & it came to pass that the Nephites were not sufficiently strong in the city of Moroni therefore Amalickiah did drive them slaying many & it came to pass that Amalickiah took possession of the city yea possession of all their fortifications & those which fled out of the city of Moroni came to the City of Nephihah & also the people of the city of Lehi gathered themselves together & made preperations & were ready to receive the Lamanites to battle but it came to pass that Amalickiah would not suffer the Lamanites to go against the city of Nephihah to battle but kept them down by the Sea shore leaving men in every city to maintain & defend <​it​> & thus he went on taking possession of many cities the city of Nephihah & the city of Lehi & the city of Morianton & the city of Omner & the city of Gid & the city of Mulek all of which were on the east borders by the Sea Shore & thus had the Lamanites obtained by the cunning of Amalickiah so many Cities by their numberless hosts all of which were strongly fortified after the manner of the fortifications of Moroni all of which afforded strong holds for the Lamanites & it came to pass that they marched to the borders of the land Bountiful driveing the Nephites before them & slaying many but it came to pass that they were met by Teancum who had slain Morianton & had headed his people in his flight & it came to pass that he headed Amalickiah also as he was marching forth with his numerous army that he might take possession of the land Bountiful & also the land northward but behold he met with a disapointment of <​by​> <​being​> repulsed by Teancum & his men for they were great wariors for every man of Teancum did excede did excede the Lamanites in their strength & in their skill of war insomuch that they did gain advantage over the Lamanites & it came to pass that they did harrass them insomuch that they did slay them even until [p. 299]
& those of their leaders which were not slain in battle were taken & cast into prison for there was no time for their trials at this period & the remainder of those dissenters rather than to be smote down to the earth by the sword yielded to the standard of liberty & were compelled to hoist the title of biberty upon their towers & in their Cities & to take up arms in defence of their Country & thus Moroni put an end to those king men that there were not any known by the appellation of king men & thus he put an end to the stuborness & the pride of those people which professed the blood of nobility but they were brought down to humble themselves like unto their brethren & to fight valiantly for their freedom from bondage behold it came to pass that while Moroni was thus breaking down the wars & contentions among his own people & subjecting them to peace & siviliseation & making regulations to prepare for war against the Lamanites behold the Lamanites had came into the land of Moroni which was in the borders by the Sea shore & it came to pass that the Nephites were not sufficiently strong in the city of Moroni therefore Amalickiah did drive them slaying many & it came to pass that Amalickiah took possession of the city yea possession of all their fortifications & those which fled out of the city of Moroni came to the City of Nephihah & also the people of the city of Lehi gathered themselves together & made preperations & were ready to receive the Lamanites to battle but it came to pass that Amalickiah would not suffer the Lamanites to go against the city of Nephihah to battle but kept them down by the Sea shore leaving men in every city to maintain & defend it & thus he went on taking possession of many cities the city of Nephihah & the city of Lehi & the city of Morianton & the city of Omner & the city of Gid & the city of Mulek all of which were on the east borders by the Sea Shore & thus had the Lamanites obtained by the cunning of Amalickiah so many Cities by their numberless hosts all of which were strongly fortified after the manner of the fortifications of Moroni all of which afforded strong holds for the Lamanites & it came to pass that they marched to the borders of the land Bountiful driveing the Nephites before them & slaying many but it came to pass that they were met by Teancum who had slain Morianton & had headed his people in his flight & it came to pass that he headed Amalickiah also as he was marching forth with his numerous army that he might take possession of the land Bountiful & also the land northward but behold he met with a disapointment by being repulsed by Teancum & his men for they were great wariors for every man of Teancum did excede the Lamanites in their strength & in their skill of war insomuch that they did gain advantage over the Lamanites & it came to pass that they did harrass them insomuch that they did slay them even until [p. 299]
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