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

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those lieings & deceivings the more part of the people did believe & were converted unto the Lord & it came to pass that Nephi went forth among the people & also many other others baptiseing unto repentance in the which there were a great remission of sins & thus the people began again to have peace in the land & there were no contentions save it wer a few that began to preach endeavoring to prove by the Scriptures that it was no more expediant to observe the law of Moses now in this thing they did err having not understood the Scriptures but it came to pass that they soon became converted & were convinced of the error which they were in for it was made known unto them that the law was not yet fulfilled & that it must be fulfilled in every whit yea the word came unto them that it must be fulfilled yea that one jot nor tittle should not pass away till it should all be fulfilled therefore in this same year were they brought to a knowledge of their error & did confess their faults & thus the ninety & second year did pass away bringing glad tidings unto the people because of the signs which did come to pass according to the words of the prophecy of all the holy prophets & it came to pass that the ninety & third year did also pass away in peace save it were for the Gadianton robbers which did dwell upon the mountains which did infest the land for so strong were their holds & their secret places that the people could not overpower them therefore they did commit many murders & did do much slaughter among the people & it came to pass that in the <​ninety​> & fourth year they began to increase in a great degree because there were many dissenters of the Nephites which did flee unto them which did cause much sorrow unto those Nephites did remain in the land & there were also a cause ofmuch sorrow among the Lamanites for behold they had many children which did grow up & began to wax strong in years that they became for themselves & were lead <​led​> away by some which were Zoramites by their lieings & their flattering words to join those Gadianton robbers & thus were the Lamanites afflicted also & began to decrease as to their faith & righteousness because of the wickedness of the riseing generation & it came to pass that thus <​thus​> passed away the ninety & fifth year also & the people began to forget those signs & wonders which they had heard & began to be less & less astonished at a sign or a wonder from Heaven insomuch that they began to be hard in their hearts & blind in their minds & began to disbelieve all which they had heard & seen imagioning up some vain thing in their hearts that it was wrought by men & by the power of the Devil to lead away & deceive the hearts of the people & thus did Satan get possession of the hearts of the people again insomuch that he did blind their eyes & lead them away to believe that the doctrine of Christ was a foolish & a vain thing & it came to pass that the people began to wax strong in wickedness & abominations & they did not believe that there should be any more signs or wonders given & Satan did go about leading away the hearts of the people tempting them & causing them that they should do great wickedness in the land & thus did pass away the ninety & sixth year & also the ninety & seventh year & also the ninety & eighth year & also the ninety & ninth year & unto also an hundred years had passed away since the day<​s​> of Mosiah which was [p. 365]
those lieings & deceivings the more part of the people did believe & were converted unto the Lord & it came to pass that Nephi went forth among the people & also many others baptiseing unto repentance in the which there were a great remission of sins & thus the people began again to have peace in the land & there were no contentions save it wer a few that began to preach endeavoring to prove by the Scriptures that it was no more expediant to observe the law of Moses now in this thing they did err having not understood the Scriptures but it came to pass that they soon became converted & were convinced of the error which they were in for it was made known unto them that the law was not yet fulfilled & that it must be fulfilled in every whit yea the word came unto them that it must be fulfilled yea that one jot nor tittle should not pass away till it should all be fulfilled therefore in this same year were they brought to a knowledge of their error & did confess their faults & thus the ninety & second year did pass away bringing glad tidings unto the people because of the signs which did come to pass according to the words of the prophecy of all the holy prophets & it came to pass that the ninety & third year did also pass away in peace save it were for the Gadianton robbers which did dwell upon the mountains which did infest the land for so strong were their holds & their secret places that the people could not overpower them therefore they did commit many murders & did do much slaughter among the people & it came to pass that in the ninety & fourth year they began to increase in a great degree because there were many dissenters of the Nephites which did flee unto them which did cause much sorrow unto those Nephites did remain in the land & there were also a cause ofmuch sorrow among the Lamanites for behold they had many children which did grow up & began to wax strong in years that they became for themselves & were led away by some which were Zoramites by their lieings & their flattering words to join those Gadianton robbers & thus were the Lamanites afflicted also & began to decrease as to their faith & righteousness because of the wickedness of the riseing generation & it came to pass that thus passed away the ninety & fifth year also & the people began to forget those signs & wonders which they had heard & began to be less & less astonished at a sign or a wonder from Heaven insomuch that they began to be hard in their hearts & blind in their minds & began to disbelieve all which they had heard & seen imagioning up some vain thing in their hearts that it was wrought by men & by the power of the Devil to lead away & deceive the hearts of the people & thus did Satan get possession of the hearts of the people again insomuch that he did blind their eyes & lead them away to believe that the doctrine of Christ was a foolish & a vain thing & it came to pass that the people began to wax strong in wickedness & abominations & they did not believe that there should be any more signs or wonders given & Satan did go about leading away the hearts of the people tempting them & causing them that they should do great wickedness in the land & thus did pass away the ninety & sixth year & also the ninety & seventh year & also the ninety & eighth year & also the ninety & ninth year & also an hundred years had passed away since the days of Mosiah which was [p. 365]
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