Mosiah Manages the Records
Zarahemla Under Monarchial Rule
In response to public pressure, Mosiah translates the gold plates retrieved by Limhi’s expedition.
The plates tell the story of a ruined civilization, the Jaredites, who had existed since the "great tower".
Mosiah knows that the contents of the records are not to be published until after the resurrection of Christ, so he apparently only gives an oral summary of the record to his people.
The people were happy to know what was on the plates, yet saddened by the grim story it contained.
Afterwards, Mosiah gathers all his records and entrusts them with Alma, who is designated as the new record keeper.
Alma and Mosiah’s Sons Reformed