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The Saints Herald, pp. 310-311; “For, when acting as his scribe, your father would dictate hour after hour; and when after meals, or after interruptions, he would at once begin where he had left without either seeing the manuscript, or 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…  …a common expression among all those who were intimate with the scenes in the coming- forth of the book, to use the word “key,” “stone,” “interpreters,” all meaning the same namely, the Urim and Thummim. …

The chief witnesses all agree… The Book of Mormon is the most ancient history of America, its people and its antiquities, that is now extant.

It is also the most correct and reliable… … and was translated from the language found on the plates into English by means of the Urim and Thummim, which was received with the record.”

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Emma Smith 2Today we’re looking at Emma Smith’s version of history when her husband, Joseph Smith, Jr., translated the Book of Mormon. Her testimony was recorded by their son, Joseph Smith, III.

There have been many questions from historians about the BoM translation process in the past 185 years, far too many to count. The first question I have about the whole thing is this:

Why didn’t Emma ever look under the cloth?

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Mormon Decisions 10Intimate Disciple, a Portrait of Willard Richards, by Claire Noall, 1957, p. 407; “Willard realized that Emma had refused to believe that any of theRichards Willard young women boarding at the Mansion when it was first used as a hotel had been married to Joseph. She had struck Eliza Snow at the head of the stairs, and Eliza, it was whispered, had lost her unborn child.”

 

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Mormon Decisions 10Brigham Young Sermon, October 1, 1866 and reported in the Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, Winter 1980, pg 82; “The sympathies of the Latter-day Saints are with the family of the martyred prophet. I never saw a day in the world that I would not almost worship that woman, Emma Smith, if she would be a saint instead of being a devil… [We] would have been exceeding glad if the prophet’s family had come with us when we left Nauvoo… We would have made cradles for them… and would have fed them on milk and honey. Emma is naturally a very smart woman; she is subtle and ingenious…. she has made her children inherit lies. To my certain knowledge Emma Smith is one of the damnest liars I know of on this earth; yet there is no good thing I would refuse to do for her, if she would only be a righteous woman.”

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