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Wayne Cowdrey, Howard A. David, and Arthur Vanick.  2005. Who Really Wrote The Book of Mormon? The Spalding Enigma, St. Louis. Page 172.

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In an affidavit, dated 21 July 1887, Lorenzo Saunders (a Smith family friend), made the following sworn statement sealed before Justice of the Peace Linus S. Parmalee of Reading, Michigan:

“I lived within one mile of Joseph Smith at the time said Joseph Smith claimed that he found the ‘tablets’ on which the ‘Book of Mormon’ was revealed. . . .

. . .[I]n March of 1827, on or about the 15th of said month, I went to the house of Joseph Smith for the purpose of getting some maple sugar to eat . . ..

[A]t a distance of 10 or 12 rods from the house there were five men that were engaged in talking, four of whom I knew, the fifth one was better dressed than the rest of those whom I was acquainted with.

I inquired of Harrison Smith, who the stranger was. He informed me his name was Sidney Rigdon with whom I afterwards became acquainted and found to be Sidney Rigdon. . . .”

Naked Truths About Mormonism Vol. I. No. 1. (January 1888) edited by Arthur B. Deming

COPYRIGHTED 1888, BY ARTHUR B. DEMING. Published Monthly by DEMING & CO., 856 Market St., Oakland.

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