Fenn tells Bronson about the vision and translation process and angel appearing to the 3 witnesses.

Feb 12, 1830
Lucius Fenn

Lucius Fenn, Letter to Birdseye Bronson, February 12, 1830, William Robertson Coe Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, in Holland, "Mormon Americana," 387-88 in Larry E. Morris, ed., A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019), 383-384

Oxford University Press
Moroni, Birdseye Bronson, Martin Harris, David Whitmer, Joseph Smith, Jr., Oliver Cowdery, Lucius Fenn
Birdseye Bronson

There is something that has taken place lately that is mysterious to us it is this there has been a bible found by 3 men but a short distance from us which is something remarkable we think. there was it is said an an angel appeared to these 3 men and told them there was a bible concealed in such a place and if one of them would go to that place he would find it he went and found as the angel said it was in a stone chest what is most to be wondered at is this that the man that found it could not read at all in the english language but he read this bible and nobody else cannot it has been concealed there for fourteen hundred years it is written on a kind of gold leaf it is the same that our is only there is an addition to it they are a printing it in Palmyra it is expected that it will come out soon so that we can see it it speaks of the Millennial day and tells when it is a going to take place and it talks that the man that is to find this bible his name as Joseph and his fathers name is Joseph. some people think that it is all a speculation and some think that something is going to take place different from what has been for my part I do not know how it will be but it is something singular to me, as it respects religion there has been considerable of an attention paid to it this winter between these lakes and there has been considerable many as we humbly hope have been [renewed?] by the grace of God there is a general solemnity upon the people generally in these parts and we hope that there will be a greater outpouring of the spirit than ever

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