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“It should be remembered in connection with this ‘preparing an alphabet’ and ‘arranging a grammar of the Egyptian language’ [for the Book of Abraham] that the Prophet still had in his possession the ‘Seer Stone’ … which he had used sometimes in the translation of the Book of Mormon, yet it seems from the circumstances named that he had to bend all the energies of his intellectual powers to obtain a translation of the Egyptian characters.”

B.H. Roberts, New Witnesses for God – Volume II (Salt Lake City, UT: The Deseret News, 1909), 115.