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Martin Harris’ Dying Testimony

Soon after his arrival in Utah Martin Harris located in Smithfield, and later in Clarkston, Cache county, where he died July 10, 1875, nearly ninety-three years old. A few hours before his death, when prostrated with great weakness. Bishop Simon … Continue reading

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Martin Harris’ Testimony of The Book of Mormon as given to William Pilkington

TESTIMONY OF MARTIN HARRIS RECORDED BY WILLIAM PILKINGTON Source: William Pilkington to Vern C. Poulter, 28 February 1930, BYU-A. Smithfield, February 28, 1930 My Dear Brother Poulter: I received your kind and welcome letter all right, and was more than … Continue reading

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David Whitmer’s Dying Testimony

David Whitmer died at his home in Richmond, on the 25th of January, 1888, in the eighty-fourth year of his life. His final testimony was given under the following circumstances: On the evening of Sunday, January 22, at half past … Continue reading

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Oliver Cowdery’s Dying Testimony

Oliver Cowdery’s last testimony Elder Phineas H. Young, who was present at his [Oliver Cowdery’s] death [at Richmond, Missouri, March 3, 1850] says, “His last moments were spent in bearing testimony of the truth of the Gospel revealed through Joseph … Continue reading

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The Three Witnesses Main Page

In their own words The official declaration of The Three Witnesses Joseph Smith’s report Oliver Cowdery’s Witness David Whitmer’s Witness Martin Harris’ Witness Dying Testimonies Oliver Cowdery David Whitmer Martin Harris Martin Harris’ testimony to William Pilkington Richard Anderson’s article … Continue reading

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The Declaration of The Three Witnesses to The Book of Mormon

Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come: That we, through the grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, have seen the plates which contain this record, which is … Continue reading

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William Smith’s witness of The Book of Mormon

William Smith (Joseph Smith’s Brother) When the plates were brought in they were wrapped in a tow frock. My father then put them into a pillow case. Father said, “What, Joseph, can we not see them?” “No, I was disobedient … Continue reading

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Joseph F. Smith’s witness of The Book of Mormon

Joseph F. Smith President Joseph F. Smith, in what has come to be known as the vision of the redemption of the dead (D&C 138:49), saw Book of Mormon peoples in the spirit world: “All these and many more, even … Continue reading

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The Witnesses of The Book of Mormon

Formal Witneses The Three Witnesses The Eleven Witnesses Informal Witnesses David B. Haight Emma Smith Harrison Burgess John Henry Smith Joseph F. Smith Lorenzo Snow Lucy Mack Smith Mary Whitmer Oscar McConkie William Smith Richard Lloyd Anderson analyzes the witnesses … Continue reading

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Lucy Mack Smith’s witness of The Book of Mormon

The following is an extract from an 1838 letter from Lucy’s neighbor, Sally Parker (a convert), to her relative, Francis Tufts Sally Parker I lived by his mother, and [she] was one of the finest of women–always helping them that … Continue reading

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