Frederick G. Williams Copy of Abraham Manuscript, circa October 1835 [Abraham 1:4–2:6]

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  • Historical Introduction
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HThe land of Egypt being first discovered by a woman, who  was the daughter of Ham; and the daughter of Zep-tah.  which in the Chaldea signifies Egypt, which sign[i]fies that  which is forbidden. Whin this woman discovered the land  it was under water, who after settled her sons in it:  And thus from Ham sprang the that race which preserved  the curse in the land.
HNow the <first> government of Egypt, was established by Pharaoh  the eldest sun son of Egyptes the daughter of Ham; and it was  after the manner of the government of Ham, which was  Patriarchal. Pharaoh being a righteous man establish ed his kingdom, and Judged his people wisely and  Justly all his days, seeking earnestly to imitate that  order established by the fathers in the first generation  in the days of the first Patriarchal reign, even in  the reign of Adam. And also Noah his father. For  in his days who blessed him with the blessing<s> of  the earth, and of with the blessings of wisdom, but  cursed him as pertaining to the priesthood.
HNow Pharaoh being of that leniage by which he could not  have the right of priesthood; notwithstanding the Pharaohs  would fain claim it from Noah through Ham: Therefore,  my father was led away by their—idolitry; but I shall  indeaver hereafter to dilliniate the chronology run<n>ing  back from myself to the begining of <the> creation, for  the reccords, have came come into my hands whi<c>h I hold  unto this present time
HNow after the priest of Elkkeenah was smitten that he  died, there came a fulfilment of those thing<s> which  were spoken unto me concerning the land of Chal dea, that there should be a fam[i]ne in the land; and  accordingly a famine prevailed throughout all  the land of Chaldea: And my father was sorely  tormented because of the famine, and he repented  of the evil which he had determined against me,  to take away my life: But the reccords of the fathers  even the patriarchs concerning the right of priesthood,  the lord my God preserved in mine own hand<s:>
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HThe land of Egypt being first discovered by a woman, who was the daughter of Ham; and the daughter of Zep-tah. which in the Chaldea signifies Egypt, which signifies that which is forbidden. Whin this woman discovered the land it was under water, who after settled her sons in it: And thus from Ham sprang that race which preserved the curse in the land.
HNow the first government of Egypt, was established by Pharaoh the eldest son of Egyptes the daughter of Ham; and it was after the manner of the government of Ham, which was Patriarchal. Pharaoh being a righteous man established his kingdom, and Judged his people wisely and Justly all his days, seeking earnestly to imitate that order established by the fathers in the first generation in the days of the first Patriarchal reign, even in the reign of Adam. And also Noah his father. who blessed him with the blessings of the earth, and with the blessings of wisdom, but cursed him as pertaining to the priesthood.
HNow Pharaoh being of that leniage by which he could not have the right of priesthood; notwithstanding the Pharaohs would fain claim it from Noah through Ham: Therefore, my father was led away by their—idolitry; but I shall indeaver hereafter to dilliniate the chronology running back from myself to the begining of the creation, for the reccords, have come into my hands which I hold unto this present time
HNow after the priest of Elkkeenah was smitten that he died, there came a fulfilment of those things which were spoken unto me concerning the land of Chaldea, that there should be a famine in the land; and accordingly a famine prevailed throughout all the land of Chaldea: And my father was sorely tormented because of the famine, and he repented of the evil which he had determined against me, to take away my life: But the reccords of the fathers even the patriarchs concerning the right of priesthood, the lord my God preserved in mine own hands:
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