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Source:Milo Andrus:Milo Andrus, July 17, 1853:Including His Testimony of the First Vision
Milo Andrus: Testimony of the First Vision
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Milo Andrus (1833/1853): "I heard the testimony of that man, Joseph Smith, that [an] angel came"
Milo Andrus was nineteen years old in 1833 when Joseph Smith told him the story of his first vision. The story was recorded in 1853:
I was a boy, first nineteen years of age, when I heard the testimony of that man, Joseph Smith, that [an] angel came and that glory [shone] and [the] trees seemed to be consumed in [a] blaze and he was there entrusted with this information: that darkness covered the earth, that the great mass of [the] Christian world [was] universally wrong [and] their creeds [were] all upon [an] uncertain foundation. “Now as young as you are,” [he was told], “I call upon you from this obscurity: go forth and build up my kingdom on the earth.”
- "Milo Andrus, July 17, 1853: Including His Testimony of the First Vision," Transcribed by LaJean Purcell Carruth 14 October 2013. history.lds.org.