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Source:Martin Harris:Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses:116:2:It is not a mere belief
Martin Harris: "I saw the plates and the inscriptions thereon. I saw the angel, and he showed them unto me"
Martin Harris told Robert Aveson,
It is not a mere belief, but is a matter of knowledge. I saw the plates and the inscriptions thereon. I saw the angel, and he showed them unto me.
- Robert Aveson, "Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon," Deseret News, Apr. 2, 1927. Cited in Richard Lloyd Anderson, Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1981), 116. ISBN 0877478465.