Book of Mormon, 1830

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Northern District of , to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the  eleventh day of June, in the fifty-third  year of the Independence of the , A. D. 1829, Joseph  Smith, Jun. of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the  right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit: “The Book of  Mormon: an account written by the hand of Mormon, upon plates taken from the  plates of Nephi. Wherefore it is an abridgment of the Record of the People of Ne phi; and also of the Lamanites; written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the  House of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile; written by way of commandment,  and also by the spirit of Prophesy and of Revelation. Written, and sealed up, and  hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed; to come forth by the gift and  power of God, unto the interpretation thereof; sealed by the hand of Moroni, and  hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by the way of Gentile; the interpre tation thereof by the gift of God; an abridgment taken from the Book of Ether. Also,  which is a Record of the People of Jared, which were scattered at the time the Lord  confounded the language of the people when they were building a tower to get to  Heaven: which is to shew unto the remnant of the House of Israel; how great things  the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the  Lord, that they are not cast off forever: and also to the convincing of the Jew and  Gentile, that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting Himself unto all na tions. And now if there be fault, it be the mistake of men; wherefore condemn not  the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment seat of Christ.—By  Joseph Smith, Jun. Author and Proprietor.”
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the , entitled, “An act  for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and  Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein men tioned;” and also the act, entitled, “An act supplementary to an act, entitled, ‘An  act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and  Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein men tioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and  etching historical and other prints.”
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Clerk of the Northern District of . [p. [ii]]
Copyright Page
Northern District of , to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the eleventh day of June, in the fifty-third year of the Independence of the , A. D. 1829, Joseph Smith, Jun. of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit: “The Book of Mormon: an account written by the hand of Mormon, upon plates taken from the plates of Nephi. Wherefore it is an abridgment of the Record of the People of Nephi; and also of the Lamanites; written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the House of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile; written by way of commandment, and also by the spirit of Prophesy and of Revelation. Written, and sealed up, and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed; to come forth by the gift and power of God, unto the interpretation thereof; sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by the way of Gentile; the interpretation thereof by the gift of God; an abridgment taken from the Book of Ether. Also, which is a Record of the People of Jared, which were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people when they were building a tower to get to Heaven: which is to shew unto the remnant of the House of Israel; how great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever: and also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile, that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting Himself unto all nations. And now if there be fault, it be the mistake of men; wherefore condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment seat of Christ.—By Joseph Smith, Jun. Author and Proprietor.”
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the , entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;” and also the act, entitled, “An act supplementary to an act, entitled, ‘An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”
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Clerk of the Northern District of . [p. [ii]]
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