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

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And delightsome People & they were married & given in marriage & were blessed according to the multitude of the promises which the Lord had made unto them & they did not walk any more after the performances & ordinances of the Law of Moses but they did walk after the commands commandments which they had received from their Lord & their God continuing in fasting & prayer & in meeting together oft both to pray & to hear the word of the Lord, And it came to pass that there was no contention among all the People in all the land but there were mighty miracles wrought among the the Disciples of Jesus & it came to pass that the seventy & first year passed away & also the seventy & second year yea & in fine until the seventy & ninth year to had passed away yea even an hundred years had away. & the Disciples of Jesus whom he had chosen had all gone to the paridice of God save it were the three which should tarry & there were other Disciples ordained in their stead & also many of that generation which had passed away & it came to pass that there was no contention in the land because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the People & there were no envyings nor strifes nor tumults nor whoredoms nor lyeings nor murders nor no manner of lasciviousness & surely there could not be a happier People among all the People which had been created by the hand of God there were no robbers nor no murderers neither were there Lamanites nor no monner manner of ites but they were in one the Children of Christ & heirs to the Kingdom of God & how Blessed were they for the Lord did bless them in all their doings yea even they were blessed & prospered until an hundred & ten years had passed away & the first generation from Christ had passed away & there was no contention in all the land & it came to pass that Nephi (he that kept the last record & he kept it upon the plates of Nephi) died & <​his​> son Amos kept it in his stead & he kept it upon the plates of Nephi also & he kept it eighty & four years & there was still Peace in the land save it were a small part of the People which had revolted from the Church & took upon them the name of Lamanites therefore there began to be Lamanites again in the land & it came to pass that Amos died also & it was an hundred & Ninety & four years from the comeing of Christ, and his Son Amos kept it <​the record​> in his stead & he also kept it upon the plates of Nephi & it was also written in the Book of Nephi which is this book & it came to pass that Two Hundred years had passed away & the second Generation had also all passed away save it were a few & now I Mormon would that ye should know that the People had multiplied insomuch that they were spread upon all the face of the land & thot they had become exceeding rich because of their prosperity in Christ & now in this Two hundred & first year there began to be among them those which were lifted up in pride such as the wearing of costly apparel & all manner of fine pearls & of the fine things of the world, & from that time forth they did have their goods & their substance no more common among them & they began to be divided into classes & they began to build up Churches unto themselves to get gain and [p. 411]
And delightsome People & they were married & given in marriage & were blessed according to the multitude of the promises which the Lord had made unto them & they did not walk any more after the performances & ordinances of the Law of Moses but they did walk after the commandments which they had received from their Lord & their God continuing in fasting & prayer & in meeting together oft both to pray & to hear the word of the Lord, And it came to pass that there was no contention among all the People in all the land but there were mighty miracles wrought among the the Disciples of Jesus & it came to pass that the seventy & first year passed away & also the seventy & second year yea & in fine until the seventy & ninth year had passed away yea even an hundred years had away. & the Disciples of Jesus whom he had chosen had all gone to the paridice of God save it were the three which should tarry & there were other Disciples ordained in their stead & also many of that generation which had passed away & it came to pass that there was no contention in the land because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the People & there were no envyings nor strifes nor tumults nor whoredoms nor lyeing nor murders nor no manner of lasciviousness & surely there could not be a happier People among all the People which had been created by the hand of God there were no robbers nor no murderers neither were there Lamanites nor no manner of ites but they were in one the Children of Christ & heirs to the Kingdom of God & how Blessed were they for the Lord did bless them in all their doings yea even they were blessed & prospered until an hundred & ten years had passed away & the first generation from Christ had passed away & there was no contention in all the land & it came to pass that Nephi (he that kept the last record & he kept it upon the plates of Nephi) died & his son Amos kept it in his stead & he kept it upon the plates of Nephi also & he kept it eighty & four years & there was still Peace in the land save it were a small part of the People which had revolted from the Church & took upon them the name of Lamanites therefore there began to be Lamanites again in the land & it came to pass that Amos died also & it was an hundred & Ninety & four years from the comeing of Christ, and his Son Amos kept the record in his stead & he also kept it upon the plates of Nephi & it was also written in the Book of Nephi which is this book & it came to pass that Two Hundred years had passed away & the second Generation had all passed away save it were a few & now I Mormon would that ye should know that the People had multiplied insomuch that they were spread upon all the face of the land & thot they had become exceeding rich because of their prosperity in Christ & now in this Two hundred & first year there began to be among them those which were lifted up in pride such as the wearing of costly apparel & all manner of fine pearls & of the fine things of the world, & from that time forth they did have their goods & their substance no more common among them & they began to be divided into classes & they began to build up Churches unto themselves to get gain and [p. 411]
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