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

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Pacumeni when he saw that he could not obtain the Judgmentseat he did unite with the voice of the people but behold Paanchi & that part of the people that were desireous that he should be their Governor was exceding wroth therefore he was about to flatter away those people to rise up in rebellion against their brethren & it came to pass as he was about to do this behold he was taken & was tried accoding to the voice of the people & condemned unto death for he had raised up in rebellion & sought to destroy the liberty of the people now when those people which were desireous that he should be their Governor saw that he was condemned unto death therefore they were angry & behold they sent forth one Kishkumen even to the Judgmentseat of Pahoron & murdered Pahoron as he sat upon the Judgmentseat & he was persued by the servants of Pahoron but behold so speedy was the flight of Kishkumen that no man could overtake him & he went unto those that sent him & they all entered into a covenant yea swearing by their everlasting Maker that they would tell no man that Kishkumen had murdered Pahoron therefore Kishkumen was not known among the people of Nephi for he was in disguise at the time that he murdered Pahoron & Kishkumen & his band which had covenanted with him did mingle themselves among the people in a manner that they all could not be found but as many as were found were condemned unto death & now behold Pacumeni was appointed according to the voice of the people be to be a chief Judge & a governor over the people to reign in the stead of his Brother Pahoron & it was according to his right & all this was done in the fortieth year of the reign of the Judges & it had an end & it came to pass in the forty & first year of the reign of the Judges that the Lamanites had gathered together an innumerable army of men & armed them with swords & with Simitars & with bows & with arrows & with head plates & with breast plates & with all manner of shields of every kind & they came down again that they might pitch battle against the Nephites & they were led by a man whose name was Coriantumr & he was a desendant of Zarahemla & he was a dissenter from among the Nephites & he was a large & a mighty man therefore the king of the Lamanites whose name was Tubaloth who was the Son of Ammoron now Tubaloth supposeing the that Coriantumr he being a mighty man could stand against the Nephites insomuch with his strength & also with his great wisdom that by sending him forth he should gain power over the Nephites therefore he did stir them up to anger & he did gather together his armies & he did appoint Coriantumr to be their leader & did cause that they should march down into the land of Zarahemla to battle against the Nephites & it came to pass that because of so much contention & so much difficulty in the goverment [p. 331]
Pacumeni when he saw that he could not obtain the Judgmentseat he did unite with the voice of the people but behold Paanchi & that part of the people that were desireous that he should be their Governor was exceding wroth therefore he was about to flatter away those people to rise up in rebellion against their brethren & it came to pass as he was about to do this behold he was taken & was tried accoding to the voice of the people & condemned unto death for he had raised up in rebellion & sought to destroy the liberty of the people now when those people which were desireous that he should be their Governor saw that he was condemned unto death therefore they were angry & behold they sent forth one Kishkumen even to the Judgmentseat of Pahoron & murdered Pahoron as he sat upon the Judgmentseat & he was persued by the servants of Pahoron but behold so speedy was the flight of Kishkumen that no man could overtake him & he went unto those that sent him & they all entered into a covenant yea swearing by their everlasting Maker that they would tell no man that Kishkumen had murdered Pahoron therefore Kishkumen was not known among the people of Nephi for he was in disguise at the time that he murdered Pahoron & Kishkumen & his band which had covenanted with him did mingle themselves among the people in a manner that they all could not be found but as many as were found were condemned unto death & now behold Pacumeni was appointed according to the voice of the people to be a chief Judge & a governor over the people to reign in the stead of his Brother Pahoron & it was according to his right & all this was done in the fortieth year of the reign of the Judges & it had an end & it came to pass in the forty & first year of the reign of the Judges that the Lamanites had gathered together an innumerable army of men & armed them with swords & with Simitars & with bows & with arrows & with head plates & with breast plates & with all manner of shields of every kind & they came down again that they might pitch battle against the Nephites & they were led by a man whose name was Coriantumr & he was a desendant of Zarahemla & he was a dissenter from among the Nephites & he was a large & a mighty man therefore the king of the Lamanites whose name was Tubaloth who was the Son of Ammoron now Tubaloth supposeing that Coriantumr he being a mighty man could stand against the Nephites insomuch with his strength & also with his great wisdom that by sending him forth he should gain power over the Nephites therefore he did stir them up to anger & he did gather together his armies & he did appoint Coriantumr to be their leader & did cause that they should march down to the land of Zarahemla to battle against the Nephites & it came to pass that because of so much contention & so much difficulty in the goverment [p. 331]
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