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

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alickiah his Brother had been the cause of this great & lasting war betweem <​them​> & the Lamanites which had been the cause of so much war & bloodshed yea & so much famine & it came to pass that Teancum in his anger did go forth into the camp of the Lamanites & did let himself down over the wills of the city & he went forth with a cord from place insomuch that he did find the king & he did cast a Javlin at him which did pierce him near the heard but behold the King did awake his servant before he died insomuch that they did persue Teancum & slew him now it came to pass that when Lehi & Moroni knew that Teancum was dead they were exceding sorrowful for behold he had been a man which had fought valiantly for his country yea a true friend to liberty & he had suffered <​very​> many exceding sore afflictions but behold he was dead & had gone the way of all the earth now it came to pass that Moroni marched forth on the morrow & came upon the Lamanites insomuch that they did slay them with a great slaughter & they did drive them out of the land & they did flee even that they did not return at that time against the Nephites & thus ended the thirty & first year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi & thus they had had wars & bloodsheds & famine & affliction for the space of many years & there had been murders & contentions & dissensions & all manner of iniquity among the <​people of​> Nephits nevertheless for the righteous sake yea because of the prayers of the righteous they were spared but behold because of the exceding great length of the war between the Nephites & the Lamanites many had become hardoned because of the exceding great length of the war & many were supported <​softened​> because of their afflictions inso much that they did humble themselves before God even in the debth of humility & it came to pass that after Moroni had fortified those parts of the land which were most exposed to the Lamanites until they were sufficiently strong he returned to the city of Zarahemla & also Helaman returned to the place of his inheritance & there was once <​more​> peace established among the people of Nephi & Moroni yielded up the command of his armies into the hands of his Son whose name was Moronihah & he retired to his own House that he might spend the remainder of his days in peace & Pahoron did return to his Judgmentseat & Helaman did did take upon him again to preach unto the people the word of God for because of so many wars & contentions it had become expediant that a regulation should again be made <​again​> in the church therefore Helaman & his brethren went forth & did declare the word of Gid with much power unto the convinceing many of the people of their wickedness which did cause them to repent of their sins & be baptised unto the Lord their God & it came to pass that they did establish again the church of God throughout all the land yea & regulations were made concerning the law & their [p. 328]
alickiah his Brother had been the cause of this great & lasting war betweem them & the Lamanites which had been the cause of so much war & bloodshed yea & so much famine & it came to pass that Teancum in his anger did go forth into the camp of the Lamanites & did let himself down over the wills of the city & he went forth with a cord from place insomuch that he did find the king & he did cast a Javlin at him which did pierce him near the heard but behold the King did awake his servant before he died insomuch that they did persue Teancum & slew him now it came to pass that when Lehi & Moroni knew that Teancum was dead they were exceding sorrowful for behold he had been a man which had fought valiantly for his country yea a true friend to liberty & he had suffered very many exceding sore afflictions but behold he was dead & had gone the way of all the earth now it came to pass that Moroni marched forth on the morrow & came upon the Lamanites insomuch that they did slay them with a great slaughter & they did drive them out of the land & they did flee even that they did not return at that time against the Nephites & thus ended the thirty & first year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi & thus they had had wars & bloodsheds & famine & affliction for the space of many years & there had been murders & contentions & dissensions & all manner of iniquity among the people of Nephi nevertheless for the righteous sake yea because of the prayers of the righteous they were spared but behold because of the exceding great length of the war between the Nephites & the Lamanites many had become hardoned because of the exceding great length of the war & many were softened because of their afflictions inso much that they did humble themselves before God even in the debth of humility & it came to pass that after Moroni had fortified those parts of the land which were most exposed to the Lamanites until they were sufficiently strong he returned to the city of Zarahemla & also Helaman returned to the place of his inheritance & there was once more peace established among the people of Nephi & Moroni yielded up the command of his armies into the hands of his Son whose name was Moronihah & he retired to his own House that he might spend the remainder of his days in peace & Pahoron did return to his Judgmentseat & Helaman did take upon him again to preach unto the people the word of God for because of so many wars & contentions it had become expediant that a regulation should be made again in the church therefore Helaman & his brethren went forth & did declare the word of Gid with much power unto the convinceing many of the people of their wickedness which did cause them to repent of their sins & be baptised unto the Lord their God & it came to pass that they did establish again the church of God throughout all the land yea & regulations were made concerning the law & their [p. 328]
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