History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The Book of Mormon an account written by the  hand of Mormon upon plates taken from the  plates of Nephi
o [blank] Wherefore [it] is an abridgement of the record  of the people of Nephi and also of the Lamenites written  to the Lamenites 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  prophecy 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 Maroni 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 abridgement taken from the book of  Ether also which is a record of the people of Jared  who were scattered at the time the Lord confounded  the languages 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 what great things  the Lord hath done for their fathers and that they  knew the covenants of the Lord that they are not  cast off forever and also to the convincing of the  Jews and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ the eternal  God manifesting himself unto all nations. And  now if there are faults they are the mistakes of men  wherefore condemn not the works <things> of God that ye  may be found spotless at the judgement seat
The remainder of the title page is of course  modern.
A commandment of God and not of man to   given ( New York March 1830) [p. 61]
The Book of Mormon an account written by the hand of Mormon upon plates taken from the plates of Nephi
o [blank] Wherefore it is an abridgement of the record of the people of Nephi and also of the Lamenites written to the Lamenites 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 prophecy 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 Maroni 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 abridgement taken from the book of Ether also which is a record of the people of Jared who were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the languages 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 what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers and that they knew 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 are faults they are the mistakes of men wherefore condemn not the things of God that ye may be found spotless at the judgement seat
The remainder of the title page is of course modern.
A commandment of God and not of man to given ( New York March 1830) [p. 61]
Page 61