135 years ago today - Apr 2, 1887

[David Whitmer]

In regards to my testimony to the visitation of the angel, who declared to us three witnesses that the Book of Mormon is true, I have this to say: Of course we were in the spirit when we had the view, for no man can behold the face of an angel, except in a spiritual view, but we were in the body also, and everything was as natural to us, as it is at any time. Martin Harris, you say, called it "being in vision." We read in the Scriptures, Cornelius saw, in a vision, an angel of God, Daniel saw an angel in a vision, also in other places it states they saw an angel in the spirit. A bright light enveloped us where we were, that filled at noon day, and there in a vision or in the spirit, we saw and heard just as it is stated in my testimony in the Book of Mormon. ...

[David Whitmer in A[nthony] Metcalf, Ten Years Before the Mast ([Malad City, Idaho]: n.p. [1888]), 73-74., as cited in Dan Vogel, Early Mormon Documents: David Whitmer To Anthony Metcalf]

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