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Willard Richards Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Early 1842–B [Abraham 3:18–26]

Willard Richards Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Early 1842–B [Abraham 3:18–26]

they shall exist after, for they are Gnolaum, or Eternal. —P. 21. or Now the Lord said unto me, these 2 facts do exist, that there are 2 spirits one being more intelignt than the other, there shall be another more inteligent than they: I am the Lord thy God I am more intelegnt than they all. The Lord thy God sent his angel to deliver thee from the hands of the Priest of Elkenah. I dwell in the midst of them all; I, now, therefore, have come down unto thee, to declare unto thee the works, which my hands have made, wherein my wisdom excelleth them all, for I rule in the heavens above, & in the earth beneath, in all wisdom & prudence, over all th inteligences thine eyes have seen frm the beginnig; I came down in the beginning in the midst of all the intelejences thou hast seen. P. 22 Now the Lord had shewn unto me, [p. 7]
they shall exist after, for they are im  mortal Gnolaum, or Eternal. —<P. 21.> <or> Now  the Lord said unto me, these 2 facts <do exist, that there are 2 spirits> one  being more intelignt than th[e] other, do exist  there shall be another more inteligent than  they: I am the Lord thy God <I am more intelegnt than they all.> The Lord  thy God set sent his angel to deliver thee from  the hands of the Pri[e]st of Elkenah. he who  <I> dwelleth in the midst of them all; I, now,  therefore, have come down unto thee, to declare  unto thee the works, which my hands have made , wherein my wisdom excelleth them all, for  I ruleth in the heavens above, & in the earth  beneath, in <all> wisdom & prudence, over all th  inteligences thine eyes have seen frm the  beginnig; I came down in the beginning in  the midst of all the intelejences thou hast  seen. <P. 22> Now the Lord had shewn unto me, [p. 7]
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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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; two 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), 196–199.

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