1 Nephi 19:4–5, 2 Nephi 5:29

From Section: Nephi’s Records

From Page: Colonization of the Promised Land

Wherefore, I, Nephi, did make a record upon the other plates, which gives an account, or which gives a greater account of the wars and contentions and destructions of my people. And this have I done, and commanded my people what they should do after I was gone; and that these plates should be handed down from one generation to another, or from one prophet to another, until further commandments of the Lord. And an account of my making these plates shall be given hereafter; and then, behold, I proceed according to that which I have spoken; and this I do that the more sacred things may be kept for the knowledge of my people.

And I, Nephi, had kept the records upon my plates, which I had made, of my people thus far.