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Warren Parrish Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Fall 1835 [Abraham 1:4–2:2]

Warren Parrish Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Fall 1835 [Abraham 1:4–2:2]

Ounto the fathers, have I Kept even unto this day.
HAnd I shall endeavour to write some of these things upon this record, for the benefit of my posterity that shall come after me,
HNow the Lord God caused the famine to wax sore in the land of Ur, insomuch that Haran my brother died, but Terah my father yet lived, in the land of Ur of the Chaldeas, and it came to pass that I Abram took Sarai to wife and Nahor, my brother, took Milcah to wife.
HWho was the daughter of Haran,
H
[p. 6]
<O>unto the fathers, have I Kept even unto  this day.
HAnd I shall endeavour to write some  of these things upon this record, for the  benefit of my posterity that shall  come after me,
HNow the Lord God caused the fam ine to wax sore in the land of Ur, in somuch that Haran my brother died,  but Terah my father yet lived, in the  land of Ur of the Chaldeas, and it  came to pass that I Abram took Sarai  to wife and Nahor, my brother, took Mil cah to wife.
HWho was the daughter of Haran,
H
[p. 6]
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Book of Abraham Manuscript, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, fall 1835; handwriting of Warren Parrish

10 Jan. 1803–3 Jan. 1877. Clergyman, gardener. Born in New York. Son of John Parrish and Ruth Farr. Married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Patten of Westmoreland Co., New Hampshire, ca. 1822. Lived at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, 1830. Purchased land at...

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; six pages; Book of Abraham Manuscripts, ca. 1837–1841, CHL.
Note: When an Egyptian hieratic character appears on the manuscript, it is represented by a stylized “H” in the transcript. The transcript of the Book of Abraham manuscript presented here is used with permission of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. It was published earlier, with some differences in style, in Brian M. Hauglid, A Textual History of the Book of Abraham: Manuscripts and Editions (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 2010), 86–107.

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