History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

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stated, that the translation was <more> correct. more so  than any he had before seen. translated from  the Egytian. I then showed him those which  were not translated, and he said that they  were Egyptian, Chaldean, Assyric, &and  Arabic, and that they were true characters.
He gave me a cirtificate. that they  were true characters, and that the transla tion was correct.— I took the certificate  and was leaving the house, when <he>  called me back, and asked me how the  Young man. ascertained that the gold  plates, were in the place where he found  them. I answered that an Angel of God  had revealed it to him. He then said,  let me see that certificate; I accordingly  gave it to him; when he tore it in pieces.  saying, there is now no such thing. as the min istering of Angles, and that if I would  bring the plates to him. he would translate  them. I informed him that part of the plates were  sealed, and that I was forbidden to bring them.—  He replied. “I cannot read a sealed book”.— I  left him, and went to , who  sanctioned, all that had said.  respecting the characters & translations of the  plates. having returned from his  tour, went home to . and arranged  his affairs, and returned again about the  twelvth of April, 1828. and commenced  writing, while I translated: which we continued,  until the 14th of June; at having written. 216— pages of manuscript, on fools cap paper—
Sometime after began to write,  for me he requested me to give him liberty. [p. 13]
stated, that the translation was more correct. than any he had before seen. translated from the Egytian. I then showed him those which were not translated, and he said that they were Egyptian, Chaldean, Assyric, &and Arabic, and that they were true characters.
He gave me a cirtificate. that they were true characters, and that the translation was correct.— I took the certificate and was leaving the house, when he
Sometime after began to write, he requested me to give him liberty. [p. 13]
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