Source:Emma Smith:Saints Herald:Vol26:No19:1 Oct 1879:he could at once begin where he had left off

Emma Smith: "he could at once begin where he had left off, without either seeing the manuscript..."

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Emma Smith: "he could at once begin where he had left off, without either seeing the manuscript or having any portion of it read to him"

Joseph Smith III interviewed his mother Emma shortly before her death:

Question. Mother, what is your belief about the authenticity, or origin, of the Book of Mormon?

Answer. My belief is that the Book of Mormon is of divine authenticity - I have not the slightest doubt of it. I am satisfied that no man could have dictated the writing of the manuscripts unless he was inspired; for, when acting as his scribe, your father would dictate to me hour after hour; and when returning after meals, or after interruptions, he could at once begin where he had left off, without either seeing the manuscript or having any portion of it read to him. This was a usual thing for him to do. It would have been improbable that a learned man could do this; and, for one so ignorant and unlearned as he was, it was simply impossible.[1]

Notes

  1. ↑ Interview between Joseph Smith III and his mother Emma, "Last Testimony of Sister Emma," Saints Herald Vol. 26, No. 19 (1 Oct. 1879)