Question: What did Alva Hale claim about Joseph Smith in the Hurlbut affidavits?

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Question: What did Alva Hale claim about Joseph Smith in the Hurlbut affidavits?

Alva Hale (Son of Isaac Hale) claimed that he knew Joseph Smith, Jr. and Martin Harris "to be an impostor, and a liar"

John Stafford, on the other hand, said that Martin Harris was an honorable farmer

John Stafford, eldest son of William Stafford, would later testify, "[Martin Harris] was an honorable farmer; he was not very religious before the Book of Mormon was published." [1]

Notes

  1. William H. Kelly, "The Hill Cumorah, and the Book of Mormon," Saints' Herald 28 (1 June 1881): 167; cited in Dan Vogel (editor), Early Mormon Documents (Salt Lake City, Signature Books, 1996–2003), 5 vols, 2:123.