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

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or to cast them into prison neither should they spit upon them nor smite them nor cast them out of their synagogues nor scourge them neither should they cast stones at them but that they should have free access to their houses & also their tempels & their sanctuaries & thus they might go forth & preach the word according to their desires for the king had been converted unto the Lord & all his household therefore he sent this proclamation through out the land unto his people that the word of God might have no obstruction but that it might go forth throughout all his <​the​> land that his people might be convinced concerning the wicked traditions of their fathers & that they might be convinced that they were all brethren & that they had not ought to murder nor to plunder nor to steel nor to commit adultry nor to commit any manner of wickedness And now it came to pass that when the king had sent forth this proclamation that Aaron & his brethren went forth from city to city & from one house of worship to another establishing churches & consecrating Priests & teachers throughout the land among the Lamanites to preach & to teach the word of God among them & thus they began to have great success & thousands were born borught to the knowledge of the Lord yea thousands were brought to believe in the tradtions of the Nephites & they were taught the records & the prophecies which were handed down even to the presant time & as sure as the Lord liveth so sure as many as believed or as many as were brought to the knowledge of the truth through the preaching of Ammon & his brethren according to the spirit of revelation & of prophecy & the power of God working miracels in them yea I say unto you as the Lord liveth as many of the Lamanites as believed in their preaching & were converted unto the Lord never did fall away for they became a righteous people they did lay down their weopons of their rebellion that they did not fight against God no more neither against any of their brethren now these are they which were converted unto the Lord the people of the Lamanites which were in the land of Ishmael & also of the people of the Lamanites which were in the land of Middoni & also of the people of the Lamanites which were in the city of Nephi & also of the people of the Lamanites which were in the land of Shilom & which were in the land of Shemlon & in the city of Lemuel & in the City of Shimnilom & these are the names of the Citties of the Lamanites which were converted unto the Lord & these are they that [p. 231]
or to cast them into prison neither should they spit upon them nor smite them nor cast them out of their synagogues nor scourge them neither should they cast stones at them but that they should have free access to their houses & also their tempels & their sanctuaries & thus they might go forth & preach the word according to their desires for the king had been converted unto the Lord & all his household therefore he sent this proclamation through out the land unto his people that the word of God might have no obstruction but that it might go forth throughout all the land that his people might be convinced concerning the wicked traditions of their fathers & that they might be convinced that they were all brethren & that they had not ought to murder nor to plunder nor to steel nor to commit adultry nor to commit any manner of wickedness And now it came to pass that when the king had sent forth this proclamation that Aaron & his brethren went forth from city to city & from one house of worship to another establishing churches & consecrating Priests & teachers throughout the land among the Lamanites to preach & to teach the word of God among them & thus they began to have great success & thousands were borught to the knowledge of the Lord yea thousands were brought to believe in the tradtions of the Nephites & they were taught the records & the prophecies which were handed down even to the presant time & as sure as the Lord liveth so sure as many as believed or as many as were brought to the knowledge of the truth through the preaching of Ammon & his brethren according to the spirit of revelation & of prophecy & the power of God working miracels in them yea I say unto you as the Lord liveth as many of the Lamanites as believed in their preaching & were converted unto the Lord never did fall away for they became a righteous people they did lay down their weopons of their rebellion that they did not fight against God no more neither against any of their brethren now these are they which were converted unto the Lord the people of the Lamanites which were in the land of Ishmael & also of the people of the Lamanites which were in the land of Middoni & also of the people of the Lamanites which were in the city of Nephi & also of the people of the Lamanites which were in the land of Shilom & which were in the land of Shemlon & in the city of Lemuel & in the City of Shimnilom & these are the names of the Citties of the Lamanites which were converted unto the Lord & these are they that [p. 231]
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