Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, circa August 1829–circa January 1830

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Now it came to pass that after the Sons of Mosiah had Done all these things they took a small number with them and returned to their farther the King and Desireed of him that he would grant unto them that they might with those whom they had Selected to go up to the land of Nephi that they might preaeach preach the gospel things which they had heard and that they Might impart the word of god to their Bretheren the Lamonites that they perhaps they might bring them to the knowledge of the Lord their God and convince them of the iniquity of their Fathers & that perhaps they might cure them of their hatred towards the Nephites that they might also be brought to rejoice in their Lord their God. that they might become friendly to on another & that there should be no more contentions in all the land which the Lord their God hath given them. now they were desirous that Salvation should be declared to every creature for they could not bare that any human soul should perish, yea even the very thoughts that any <​soul​> should endure endless torment did cause them to quake & tremble & thus did the spirit of the Lord work upon them for they were the very vilest of sinners & the Lord saw fit in his Infinite mercy to spare them nevertheless they suffered much anguish of soul because of their iniquities & suffering much fearing that they should be cast off forever. And it came to pass that they did plead with their Father many days that they might go up to the land of Nephi, And it came to pass that King Mosiah went & enquired of the Lord if he should let his Sons go up among the Lamanites to preach the word & the Lord said unto Mosiah let them go up for many shall beleive on their words & they shall have Eternal life, and I will deliver thy Sons out of the hands of the Lamanites. And it came to pass that Mosiah granted that they might go & do according to their request & they took their Journey into the wilderness to go up to preach the word among the Lamanites. And I shall give an account of their proceedings hereafter. Now King Mosiah had no one to confer the Kingdom upon for there was not any of his Sons which would accept of the Kingdom therefore he took the reckords which were engraven upon the plates of Brass & also the plates of Nephi & all the things which he had kept & preserved according to the commandments of God & after having Translated & caused to be written the Reckords which were on the plates of Gold which had been found by the people of Limhi which was delivered to him by the hand of Limhi and this he done [p. 164]
Now it came to pass that after the Sons of Mosiah had Done all these things they took a small number with them and returned to their farther the King and Desireed of him that he would grant unto them that they might with those whom they had Selected go up to the land of Nephi that they might preach the things which they had heard and that they Might impart the word of god to their Bretheren the Lamonites that perhaps they might bring them to the knowledge of the Lord their God and convince them of the iniquity of their Fathers & that perhaps they might cure them of their hatred towards the Nephites that they might also be brought to rejoice in the Lord their God. that they might become friendly to on another & that there should be no more contentions in all the land which the Lord their God hath given them. now they were desirous that Salvation should be declared to every creature for they could not bare that any human soul should perish, yea even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake & tremble & thus did the spirit of the Lord work upon them for they were the very vilest of sinners & the Lord saw fit in his Infinite mercy to spare them nevertheless they suffered much anguish of soul because of their iniquities & suffering much fearing that they should be cast off forever. And it came to pass that they did plead with their Father many days that they might go up to the land of Nephi, And it came to pass that King Mosiah went & enquired of the Lord if he should let his Sons go up among the Lamanites to preach the word & the Lord said unto Mosiah let them go up for many shall beleive on their words & they shall have Eternal life, and I will deliver thy Sons out of the hands of the Lamanites. And it came to pass that Mosiah granted that they might go & do according to their request & they took their Journey into the wilderness to go up to preach the word among the Lamanites. And I shall give an account of their proceedings hereafter. Now King Mosiah had no one to confer the Kingdom upon for there was not any of his Sons which would accept of the Kingdom therefore he took the reckords which were engraven upon the plates of Brass & also the plates of Nephi & all the things which he had kept & preserved according to the commandments of God & after having Translated & caused to be written the Reckords which were on the plates of Gold which had been found by the people of Limhi which was delivered to him by the hand of Limhi and this he done [p. 164]
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