Category Archives: Stories from Church History

What do we mean by “translation”?

Joseph Smith—Translator The following is an excerpt of: Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews, p. 534 -542 It would be impossible to mention all of the contributions the Prophet Joseph Smith made and all the wonderful things that the Lord … Continue reading

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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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Emma Smith’s witness of The Book of Mormon

Emma Smith (Wife of Joseph Smith) The plates often lay on the table without any attempt at concealment, wrapped in a small linen tablecloth, which I had given him to fold them in. I once felt of the plates, as … Continue reading

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