John Taylor stated:"…Joseph asked the angel which of the sects was right…the angel merely told him to join none of them…"
However, later the same day, he declared that the Father and Son appeared to Joseph:"When the Father and the Son and Moroni and others came to Joseph Smith, he had a priesthood conferred upon him…".
He also states: "I think full, free talk is frequently of great use; we want nothing secret nor underhanded, and I for one want no associations with things that cannot be talked about and will not bear investigation."
["Journal of Discourses", Vol. 20, p.167, 257; A Documented History of Joseph Smith's First Vision, http://beggarsbread.org/2013/04/01/a-documented-history-of-joseph-smiths-first-vision/]