The Eight Witnesses

The Eight Witnesses (HM27OX)

Location: Palmyra, NY 14522 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 2.405', W 77° 14.526'

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The Eight Witnesses In late 1829 Joseph Smith Jr. gathered a small group of his family and friends to a secluded spot in these woods and showed them the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated. He allowed each of the eight participants to hold the ancient record, turn its pages, and examine its characters. They prepared a written testimony, which was published in the Book of Morman. Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come: That Joseph Smith, Jun., the translator of this work, has shown unto us the plates of which hath been spoken, which have the appearence of gold; and as many of the leaves as the said Smith has translated we did handle with our hands; and we also saw the engravings thereon, all of which has the appearence of ancient work, and of curious workmanship. And this we bear record with words of soberness, and that the said Smith has shown unto us, for we have seen and hefted, and know of a surety that the said Smith has got the plates of which we have spoken. And we give our names unto the world, to witness unto the world that which we have seen. And we lie not, God bearing witness of it. Christian Whitmer, Jacob Whitmer, Peter Whitmer, Jun., John Whitmer, Hiram Page, Joseph Smith, Sen., Hyrum Smith, Samnuel H. Smith
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HM NumberHM27OX
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Placed By Joseph Smith Farm
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Date Added Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 317365 N 4767705
Decimal Degrees43.04008333, -77.24210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.405', W 77° 14.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 24.3" N, 77° 14' 31.56" W
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Area Code(s)315
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-827 Stafford Rd, Palmyra NY 14522, US
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