Letter of David Whitmer to Anthony Metcalf, March 1887, Martin Harris interview with Anthony Metcalf, c. 1873-74 in.
Ten Years Before the Mast (Malad, Ida., 1888), p. 74; quoted in Richard Lloyd Anderson, Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1981), p. 86. See also Early Mormon Documents, 2: 348.
Whitmer statements from the John Murphy interview reported in the (Kingston Times, Kingston, Missouri, Dec. 16, 1887):
“…I have heard that you saw an angel.”
-“I never saw one.”
“I want your description in its shape, voice… language.”
-“It had no appearance or shape.”
“Then you neither saw nor heard anything?”
-“Nothing, in the way you understand it.”
“How, then, could you bear testimony that you saw and heard an angel?”
-“Have you never had impressions?”