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Witnesses

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Charlotte H. Evans Adams and Henry A. Orme letters

 File — Folder 1: [31197232490208]
Identifier: MSS 630
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter dated 1938 in which Adams states that she heard Martin Harris testify to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon in a speech given at the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1870. Also included is a letter by Henry A. Orme in which he outlines the life of Charlotte Adams, his grandmother.

Alma L. Jensen affidavit and statement

 File — Folder 1: [31197230335736]
Identifier: MSS 911
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed affidavit and a handwritten statement. Jensen affirms that he met Martin Harris (1783-1875) in the summer of 1875. Harris told him about the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

David Whitmer letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230320779]
Identifier: MSS SC 2244
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter. Whitmer writes to a Robert Nelson affirming that he did see an angel as it states in the introduction to the Book of Mormon. Whitmer states that "the Book is true."

Martin Harris testimony

 File — Folder 1: [31197230311836]
Identifier: MSS SC 1476
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typewritten accounts of Martin Harris' testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon as told to Myrtle Richman by her grandfather. Also included is a typewritten account by John F. Godfrey regarding Harris' testimony.

Charles Henry Hart diary

 File — Folder 1: [31197230308295]
Identifier: MSS SC 1040
Scope and Contents Photocopy and typescript of four pages from Hart's diary, dated August 21, 1883. Contains a three-page interview with David Whitmer (1805-1888) concerning his testimony of the divine origin and the truth of the Book of Mormon.

The last testimony of Martin Harris

 File — Folder 1: [31197232498862]
Identifier: MSS 236
Scope and Contents Typewritten statement with handwritten corrections. The item was notarized. Homer affirms that he met Martin Harris (1783-1875) in 1869 when returning from a mission for the Mormon Church. He recounts the conversation, much of it word for word, between him and Harris at that time. He also told the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young (1801-1877), about this incident. Homer also tells, again verbatim, what Harris said on his death bed in 1875. Homer states that on each...

William Pilkington letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230232420]
Identifier: MSS 702
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated 28 Feb. 1930, and addressed to Vern C. Poulter, an LDS missionary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pilkington relates meeting Martin Harris in Smithfield and recalls Harris' testimony of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

Testimony of eight witnesses

 File — Folder 1: [31197230324979]
Identifier: MSS SC 2560
Scope and Contents Photograph of a handwritten statement which is published at the beginning of the Book of Mormon. The item was signed by the "Eight Witnesses" who confirmed that they saw the golden plates from which the Book of Mormon was taken. The manuscript states that Joseph Smith was the "author" of the book. This word appeared in the first edition of the Book of Mormon. In later editions, the term was changed to "translator."

Testimony of Martin Harris

 File — Folder 1: [31197230346733]
Identifier: MSS 857
Scope and Contents Typewritten statements and sworn affidavits concerning some of the statements Martin Harris made as to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. The statements were made to different persons in or near Clarkston, Utah, circa 1875 and recorded much later.