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

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over them & he did teach them many things & he did also declare unto them that they were a people which was under him & that they were a free people that they were free from the oppressions of the king his father for that his father had granted unto him that he might reign over the people which were in the land of Ishmael & in all the land round about & he also declared unto them that they might have the liberty of worshiping the Lord their God according to their desires in whatsoever place they were in if it were in the land which was under the reign of king Lamoni & Ammon did preach unto the people of King Lamoni & it came to pass that he did teach them all things concerning things pertaining to righteousness & he did exhort them daily with all diligence & they gave heed unto his word & they were Zealous for keeping the commandments of God now as Ammon was thus teaching the people of Lamoni continually we will return to the account of Aaron & his other brethren for after he departed from the land of Middoni he was lead by the spirit to the land of Nephi even to the house of the king which was over all the land save it were the land of Ishmael & he was the father of Lamoni & it came to pass that he went in unto him into the kings palace with his brethren & bowed himself before the king & said unto him behold O King we are the brethren of Ammon whome thou hast delivered out of prison & now O king if thou wilt spare our lives we will be thy servants & the King sayeth unto them arise for I will grant unto you your lives & I will not suffer that ye shall be my servants but I will insist that ye shall administer unto me for I have been some what troubled in mind because of the generosity & the greatness of the words of thy brother Ammon & I desire to know the cause why he has not come up out of Middoni with thee & & Aaron sayeth unto the king behold the spirit of the Lord hath called him another way he hath gone to the land of Ishmael to teach the people of Lamoni now the king sayeth unto them what is this that ye have said concerning [p. 226]
over them & he did teach them many things & he did also declare unto them that they were a people which was under him & that they were a free people that they were free from the oppressions of the king his father for that his father had granted unto him that he might reign over the people which were in the land of Ishmael & in all the land round about & he also declared unto them that they might have the liberty of worshiping the Lord their God according to their desires in whatsoever place they were in if it were in the land which was under the reign of king Lamoni & Ammon did preach unto the people of King Lamoni & it came to pass that he did teach them all things concerning things pertaining to righteousness & he did exhort them daily with all diligence & they gave heed unto his word & they were Zealous for keeping the commandments of God now as Ammon was thus teaching the people of Lamoni continually we will return to the account of Aaron & his other brethren for after he departed from the land of Middoni he was lead by the spirit to the land of Nephi even to the house of the king which was over all the land save it were the land of Ishmael & he was the father of Lamoni & it came to pass that he went in unto him into the kings palace with his brethren & bowed himself before the king & said unto him behold O King we are the brethren of Ammon whome thou hast delivered out of prison & now O king if thou wilt spare our lives we will be thy servants & the King sayeth unto them arise for I will grant unto you your lives & I will not suffer that ye shall be my servants but I will insist that ye shall administer unto me for I have been some what troubled in mind because of the generosity & the greatness of the words of thy brother Ammon & I desire to know the cause why he has not come up out of Middoni with thee & Aaron sayeth unto the king behold the spirit of the Lord hath called him another way he hath gone to the land of Ishmael to teach the people of Lamoni now the king sayeth unto them what is this that ye have said concerning [p. 226]
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