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

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provisions unto those people which had gone forth into that land therefore it became expediant for Shiblon to confer those sacred things before his death upon the Son of Helaman whose name was called Helaman being <​called​> after the name of his father now <​now​> behold all those engravings which were in the possession of Helaman were written & sent forth among the children of men throughout all the land save it was <​were​> those parts which it had been commanded by Alma should not go forth nevertheless these things were to be kept sacred & handed down from one generation to another therefore in the year they had been confered upon Helaman before the death of Shiblon & it came to pass also in this year that there were some dissensions which had gone forth unto the Lamanites & they were stired up again to anger against the Nephites & also in this same year they came down with an <​a​> numerous army to war against the people of Moronihah or against the arny of Moronihah in the which they were beaten & driven back again to their own lands suffering great looss <​loss​> & thus ended the thirty & ninth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi & thus ended the account of Alma & Helaman his Son & also Shiblon which was his Son <​Son​>
Helaman, Chapter 1 [Helaman 1–2]
The Book of Helaman—— Chapter—— [blank]——
An account of the Nephites— Their wars & contententions & their dissensions— And also the prophecies of many Holy Prophets before the comeing of Christ according to the Record of Helaman which was the Son of Helaman & also according to the Records of his Sons even down to the coming of Christ— And also many of the Lamanites are converted— An account of their conversion— An account of the rrighteousness of the Lamanites & the wicked<​ness​> & abominations of the Nephites according to the Record of Helaman & his Sons even down to the coming of Christ which is called the Book of Helaman &C—— And now behold it came to pass in the commencement of the fortieth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi there began to be a serious difficulty among the people of the Nephites for behold Pahoron had died & gone the way of all the earth therefore there began to be a serious contention concerning who should have the Judgment seat among the brethren which were the Sons of Pahoron now these are their names which did contend for the Judgmentseat Pahoron Pa cause <​whicd did also cause​> the people to contend Pahoron Paanchi & Pacumeni now these are not all the Sons of Pahoron for he had many but these are they which did contend for the Judgmentseat therefore they did cause three divisions among the people newer <​nevertheless​> it came to pass that Pahoron was appointed by the voice of the people to be a Chief Judge & a governor over the people of Nephi & it came to pass that [p. 330]
provisions unto those people which had gone forth into that land therefore it became expediant for Shiblon to confer those sacred things before his death upon the Son of Helaman whose name was called Helaman being called after the name of his father now behold all those engravings which were in the possession of Helaman were written & sent forth among the children of men throughout all the land save it were those parts which had been commanded by Alma should not go forth nevertheless these things were to be kept sacred & handed down from one generation to another therefore in the year they had been confered upon Helaman before the death of Shiblon & it came to pass also in this year that there were some dissensions which had gone forth unto the Lamanites & they were stired up again to anger against the Nephites & also in this same year they came down with a numerous army to war against the people of Moronihah or against the arny of Moronihah in the which they were beaten & driven back again to their own lands suffering great loss & thus ended the thirty & ninth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi & thus ended the account of Alma & Helaman his Son & also Shiblon which was his Son
Helaman, Chapter 1 [Helaman 1–2]
The Book of Helaman—— Chapter—— [blank]——
An account of the Nephites— Their wars & contententions & their dissensions— And also the prophecies of many Holy Prophets before the comeing of Christ according to the Record of Helaman which was the Son of Helaman & also according to the Records of his Sons even down to the coming of Christ— And also many of the Lamanites are converted— An account of their conversion— An account of the rrighteousness of the Lamanites & the wickedness & abominations of the Nephites according to the Record of Helaman & his Sons even down to the coming of Christ which is called the Book of Helaman &C—— And now behold it came to pass in the commencement of the fortieth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi there began to be a serious difficulty among the people of the Nephites for behold Pahoron had died & gone the way of all the earth therefore there began to be a serious contention concerning who should have the Judgment seat among the brethren which were the Sons of Pahoron now these are their names which did contend for the Judgmentseat whicd did also cause the people to contend Pahoron Paanchi & Pacumeni now these are not all the Sons of Pahoron for he had many but these are they which did contend for the Judgmentseat therefore they did cause three divisions among the people nevertheless it came to pass that Pahoron was appointed by the voice of the people to be a Chief Judge & a governor over the people of Nephi & it came to pass that [p. 330]
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