Source:W.W. Phelps:Feb 1835:The first one is where you sat day after day and wrote the history of the second race that inhabited this continent

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W.W. Phelps (Feb 1835): "The first one is where you sat day after day and wrote the history of the second race that inhabited this continent"

W.W. Phelps to Oliver Cowdery in Messenger and Advocate:

The first one is where you sat day after day and wrote the history of the second race that inhabited this continent, as the words were repeated to you by the Lord’s prophet, through the aid of the “Urim and Thumim,” “Nephite Interpreters,” or Divine Spectacles. I mean when you wrote the book of Mormon, containing the fulness of the gospel to the world, and the covenant to gather Israel, for the last time, as well as the history of the Indians, who, till then, had neither origin among men, not records amid the light and knowledge of the great 19th century.[1]

Notes

  1. W. W. Phelps to Oliver Cowdery, Christmas 1834, "Letter No. 4," (February 1835) Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate 1:65-67. off-site