2 Nephi 20: 19
And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.
2 Nephi 31: 1
And now I, Nephi, make an end of my prophesying unto you, my beloved brethren. And I cannot write but a few things, which I know must surely come to pass; neither can I write but a few of the words of my brother Jacob.
... Nephites, should fall into transgression, and by any means be destroyed, and the Lamanites should not be destroyed, that the Lord God would preserve a record of my people, the Nephites; even if it so be by the power of his holy arm, that it might be brought forth at some future day unto the Lamanites, that, perhaps, they might be brought unto salvation —
Mormon 8: 1
Behold I, Moroni, do finish the record of my father, Mormon. Behold, I have but few things to write, which things I have been commanded by my father.
Moroni 1: 1
Now I, Moroni, after having made an end of abridging the account of the people of Jared, I had supposed not to have written more, but I have not
as yet perished; and I make not myself known to the Lamanites lest they should destroy me.
Moroni 9: 24
And if it so be that they perish, we know that many of our brethren have deserted over unto the Lamanites, and many more will also desert over unto them; wherefore, write somewhat a few things, if thou art spared and I shall perish and not see thee; but I trust that I may see thee soon; for I have sacred records that I would deliver up unto thee.