Source:Levi Nicklin:18 Jan 1841:To prove the divinity of the book he assured us that a prophecy, and the description of certain cities in South America were accurately laid down

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Levi O. C. Nicklin (18 Jan 1841): "To prove the divinity of the book he assured us that a prophecy, and the description of certain cities in South America were accurately laid down"

A hostile author reports missionary tactics. Levi O. C. Nicklin to Walter Scott (Pittsburgh, 18 January 1841):

To prove the divinity of the book he [John E. Page] assured us that a prophecy, and the description of certain cities in South America were accurately laid down, and that recent discoveries made by Stevens and Catherwood in 1840 confirmed the sayings of the book and together with other discoveries made in Guatemala and elsewhere, were internal evidences of the book to prove beyond doubt its authenticity, and he defied a successful confutation at the hands of any man.[1]

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  1. Levi O. C. Nicklin to Walter Scott (Pittsburgh, 18 January 1841), “Mormonism in Pittsburgh,” The Evangelist (Carthage, Ohio) 10, no. 2 (1 February 1842): 32–34. off-site