Source:Joseph Smith returns with the Three Witnesses:Lucy Mack Smith Biography

Lucy Mack Smith describes the return of Joseph and the Three Witnesses after their vision

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Lucy Mack Smith describes the return of Joseph and the Three Witnesses after their vision

Lucy Mack Smith writes:

They returned to the house. It was between three and four o'clock. Mrs. Whitmer and Mr. Smith and myself were sitting in a bedroom. I sat on the bedside. When Joseph came in he threw himself down beside me: 'Father! Mother!' said he, 'you do not know how happy I am. The Lord has caused the plates to be shown to three more besides me, who have also seen an angel and will have to testify to the truth of what I have said. For they know for themselves that I do not go about to deceive the people. And I do feel as though I was relieved of a dreadful burden, which was almost too much for me to endure. But they will now have to bear a part, and it does rejoice my soul that I am not any longer to be entirely alone in the world.' Martin Harris then came in. He seemed almost overcome with excess joy. He then testified to what he had seen and heard, as did also others, Oliver and David. Their testimony was the same in substance as that contained in the Book of Mormon..." [1]


Notes


  1. ↑ Lucy Smith, preliminary manuscript of Biographical Sketches, also cited in Biographical Sketches, p. 139. Cited in Richard Lloyd Anderson, Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses (1981) p. 14.