William Pilkington relates his experiences with Martin Harris; says Harris bore testimony of the BOM.

Apr 23, 1939
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William Pilkington
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William Pilkington, Address, Lewisville Ward, Rigby Stake, April 23, 1939, 3, MS 5501, Church History Library

Martin Harris, William Pilkington, David Whitmer, Joseph Smith, Jr., Oliver Cowdery
Latter-day Saints

He took the Elder down and put some souvenirs in his pocket. Coming back again it was high noon, and the sun was shining, and it happened to shine through the window and the last rays of the sun struck the floor. And the man said, "Brother Harris, do you believe that the Book of Mormon is true? Was your testimony true?"

He got in front of that ray of light, and asked him about that ray of light, and he said, "Just as sure as you can see that ray of sunlight come and strike that floor, just as surely did I see the Angel from Heaven standing in a dazzle of glory. Then don't ask me any more if I believe it. It got past belief?"

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When I held up his right arm, he commenced, "Yes, I did go into the woods with Joseph Smith and David Whitmer and Oliver Cowdery. These eyes beheld the Heavens open and an Angel come down, and an Angel of the Lord descended in a dazzling light of glory. We were right in the Glory of the Spirit of that Heavenly Being. He stood about two feet from the ground, and His gold plates in His hand and with the Sword of Laban. The first time the sword of Laban had been seen was on that particular occasion. He told us what the Lord was going to do. It is enough. It is enough. Mine eyes have beheld the Glories of God. Hosannah, Hosannah, to God and the Lamb."

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