behold ye shall publish it as the record of Nephi; and thus I will confound those who have altered my words. I will not suffer that they shall destroy my work; yea, I will shew unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the Devil. Wherefore, to be obedient un to the commandments of God, I have, through his grace and mercy, accomplished that which he hath comman ded me respecting this thing. I would also inform you that the plates of which hath been spoken, were found in the township of , Ontario county, New-York.
The Author. [p. iv]