The Life and Death of Samcro | Fanatical AddictIt is Gemma who has the burned copy of the manuscript, the one they mentioned in Red Rose. And she did tell Jax where to find it. After Jax burns the first copy he had of the manuscript in S1. There is so much of where Jax has ended up. The manuscript is what propelled Jax throughout much of the story.
Sons of Anarchy - Gemma's confession
John Teller’s Manuscript
He was one of the first nine who started the club and stood for what the club was meant to stand for. Somewhere along the way, the club forgot what they truly stood for and John Teller passed away. A new club president assumed his role as leader and took the club in another direction. John always knew what he wanted even through the tough times. He left a journal behind to help guide his son Jackson Teller and Jax took away many important things.
In the pilot episode, Jackson 'Jax' Teller found his father's book in storage and began to read it. At the end of the series' first season, Gemma Teller Morrow found and took the original and partially burnt copy, but Jax was given a copy by Piermont 'Piney' Winston at Donna Winston 's funeral. At the end of the series, he's seen burning all copies of both his father's and his manuscripts, a move to break the cycle for the sake of his sons. The manuscript points out what the club started as, and how it went wrong. The name Sons of Anarchy was the name I John Teller came up with in 8th grade for me and my best friends. We were going to change the world.
In Season 2 Jax gives the book to Tara and Opie to read. During Season 5, Jax was seen starting to write his own manuscript in a book, but was interrupted by Tig and Chibs. For my sons. Thomas, who is already at peace. And Jackson, may he never know this life of chaos. Sometimes things start with a good idea.