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Willard Richards Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Early 1842–A [Abraham 1:1–2:18]

Willard Richards Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Early 1842–A [Abraham 1:1–2:18]

& to be a father of many nations,  a prince of peace; and desiring to  receive instructions, and to keep the  commndmets of God, I became a  rightful heir, a high priest, holding  the right blonging to the fathers, I it  was confered upon me from the  fathers, it came down from the  fathers, from the beginnig of Time,  yea, even from the beginig, or before  the foundations of the Earth, to the  presnt time, even the right of the  fistt born, on the the first man,  who is Adam, or first father throgh  the fathers unto me. <P. 2> I sought  for mine appointment <unto the Presthood> according to the  the appointment <unto the Priesthood, acording unto the> of God unto the  fathers concerning the seed. My fathers  having turnd from their Righteouness & from  the Holy commndmnts which the Lord  their God, had given unto them, unto the [p. [2]]
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Book of Abraham Manuscript, Nauvoo, IL, early 1842; handwriting of Willard Richards; fifteen pages; Book of Abraham Manuscripts, ca. 1837–1841, CHL.
Note: 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), 152–181.

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