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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]

as we came on our way: therefore Eternity was our covering, & our rock & our salvatin as we joirneyed fom Haran by the way of Jershon, to come to the land of Canaan. P. 12 Now I, Abram, built an altar unto the Lord in the land of Jershon, & made an offering unto the Lord, & prayed that the famine might be turned away from my father’s house, that they might not perish; & then we passed from Jershon though the Land unto the place of Sechem. It was situated in the plains of Moreh, & we had already come into the bordees of the land of the Canaanites, & I offered sacrifice there in the plains of Moreh, & calld on the Lord devoetly because we had already come into the Land of this Idolatrous nation [p. 14]
as we came on our way: therefore Eternity  was our covering, & our rock & our salvatin  as we joirneyed fom Haran by the way of  Jershon, to come to the land of Canaan. <P. 12> Now  I, Abram, built an altar unto the Lord in the  land of Jershon, & made an offering unto the  Lord, & prayed that the famine might be turned  away from my father’s home house, that they might  not perish; & then we passed from Jershon though  the Land unto the place of Sechem. It was  situated in the plains of Moreh, & we had already  come into the bordees of the land of the Canaanites,  & I offered sacrifice there in the plains of Moreh,  & calld on the Lord devoetly because we had  already come into the Land of this Idolatrous  nation [p. 14]
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Book of Abraham Manuscript, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, early 1842; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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; 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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