Zenas H. Gurley Interviews David Whitmer and asks about his experience as a BoM witness.

Jan 14, 1885
Zenas H. Gurley
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Zenas Hovey Gurley Jr., Interview with David Whitmer, January 14, 1885, MS 4633, CHL

Zenas H. Gurley
David Whitmer, Joseph Smith, Jr., Oliver Cowdery, Zenas H. Gurley

Questions asked of David Whitmer at his home in Richmond Ray County Mo. Jan 14, 1885. relating to Book of Mormon, and the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of L.D.S. by Elder Z. H. Gurley—

1— Do you know that the plates seen with the Angel (on the table) were real metal, did you touch them?

Ans We did not touch nor handle the plates

2— Was the table literal wood? or was the whole a vision such as shown in the vision, in the glory of God.

3 Q Did you see the Urim and Thummim, what was it?

Ans—I saw the "Interpreters" in the holy [vacat] they looked like white stones p [vacat] rim of a bow, looked like spectacles only much larger.

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9. Q. Who was the Angel that showed the plates to you and Cowdery, and have these plates been seen since?

Ans—I do not know as no name was given. I have never seen the plates since.

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