Joseph Smith makes a weak poetic attempt to cover up an error, while completely forgetting that the plates were difficult to etch. Additionally, this kind of verbal hopscotch would have never found its way into a text purporting to have been written between 90 and 77 B.C.:
“& thus we see that when these Lamanites were brought to believe & to know the truth they were firm & would suffer even unto death rather than to commit sin & thus we see that they buryed the weopons of Peace or they buryed the weopons of war for peace[.]”
The Handwritten Book of Mormon (West Valley City, UT: Dan Wees, September 2017), 367-368 (Alma 24:19).