Source:Chicago Times:1875:Three times David Whitmer has been at the Hill Cumorah and seen the casket that contained the tablets and seerstone

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Chigaco Times (1875): "Three times [David Whitmer] has been at the Hill Cumorah and seen the casket that contained the tablets and seerstone"

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Chigaco Times (1875): "Three times [David Whitmer] has been at the Hill Cumorah and seen the casket that contained the tablets and seerstone"

It was reported that David Whitmer had seen the stone box from which the plates were removed.

Three times [David Whitmer] has been at the Hill Cumorah and seen the casket that contained the tablets and seerstone. Eventually the casket has been washed down to the foot of the hill, but it was to be seen when he last visited the historic place.[1]

Notes

  1. Salt Lake Herald (12 August 1875); reprinting from Chicago Times (7 August 1875); cited in Ebbie L V Richardson, "David Whitmer: A Witness to the Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon," (M.A. thesis, Brigham Young University, 1952), 156-58. Also in Lyndon Cook (editor), David Whitmer Interviews: A Restoration Witness (Orem, Utah: Grandin Books, 1991), 7.