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William W. Phelps and Warren Parrish Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Summer–Fall 1835 [Abraham 1:1–2:18]

William W. Phelps and Warren Parrish Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Summer–Fall 1835 [Abraham 1:1–2:18]

of thy body,) shall all the families of the earth be blessed, even with the blessings of the gospel, which are the blessings of salvation, even of life eternal.[blank line]
HNow after the Lord had withdrew from speaking to me, and withdrew his face from me, I said in my heart thy servant has sought thee, earnnestly, now I have found thee, thou didst send thine angel to delivr me, from the gods of Elkkener, and I will do well to hearken, unto thy voice, therefore let thy servant arise up and depart in peace so I Abram departed, as the Lord had said unto me, and Lot with me, and I Abram was sixty and two years old, when I departed out of Haran.
HAnd I took Sarai, whom I took to wife when I was in Ur, in Chaldeea, and Lot my brothers Son, and all our substance, that we had gathered, and the souls that we had won in Haran, and came forth in the way to the land of Canaan, and dwelt in tents, as we came on our way, therefore eternity was our covering, and our rock, and our salvation, as we journeyed, from Haran, by the way of Jurshon, to come to the land of canaan.
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of thy body,) shall all the families of the  earth be blessed, even with the blessings  of the gospel, which are the blessings  of salvation, even of life eternal. [blank line]
HNow after the Lord had withdrew  from speaking to me, and withdrew  his face from me, I said in my hea rt thy servant has sought thee, earn nestly, now I have found thee, thou  didst send thine angel to delivr me,  from the gods of Elkkener, and I will  do well to hearken, unto thy voice, ther efore let thy servant arise up and depart  in peace so I Abram departed, as the  Lord had said unto me, and Lot with  me, and I Abram was sixty and two  years old, when I departed out of Ha ran.
HAnd I took Sarai, whom I took to  wife in Ur of Chaldeea wife when I was  in Ur, in Chaldeea, and Lot my brothers  Son, and all our substance, that we had  gathered, and the souls that we had  won in Haran, and came forth in the  way to the land of Canaan, and dwelt  in tents, as we came on our way, there fore eternity was our covering, and our  rock, and our salvation, as we journ eyed, from Haran, by the way of jersh  Jurshon, to come to the land of can aan.
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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, ca. summer–fall 1835; handwriting of William W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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and 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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; ten 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), 60–61; 112–147.

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