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 translation 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 ministering 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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