Question: What did Lemon Copley claim about Joseph Smith in the Hurlbut affidavits?

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Question: What did Lemon Copley claim about Joseph Smith in the Hurlbut affidavits?

Lemon Copley claimed that Joseph told him a story about seeing an old man named Moroni who claimed to have a monkey in a box

Copley also claimed that the Lord told Joseph that the man was Moroni with the plates, and that if he had "five coppers, he might have got his plates again."

Note that Copley's testimony contradicts that of Peter Ingersoll. Ingersoll claimed that Joseph Smith made up the story of the plates on the spot in order to fool his family. Copley, on the other hand, mentions the name Moroni.

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