Lucy Mack Smith, Joseph Smith ‛s mother, remembered the reaction of the Prophet and the Witnesses when they returned to the house : “ On coming in, Joseph threw himself down beside me, and exclaimed :  
  ‘ Father, Mother, you do not know how happy
I am ; the Lord has now caused the Plates to be
shown to Three more besides myself. . . .
 
     
  ‘ I feel as if I was relieved of a
burden which was almost too heavy
for me to bear, and it rejoiceth my soul
that I am not any longer to be entirely
alone in the world with this Heavenly
knowledge. ‛ ”
 
  “ Upon this, Martin Harris came in : he seemed almost overcome with joy, and testified boldly to what he had both seen and heard. And so did David and Oliver, adding that no tongue could express the joy of their hearts and the greatness of the things which they had both seen and heard.” 1  
     
  I actually saw the Angel
Moroni and the Plates ! How
wonderful it was !
 
     
  We heard God ‛s voice say that
the translation was correct !
 
     
  We are now God ‛s Witnesses that
the Gold Plates and the Angel Moroni
are real, the translation is correct, and
that this work is true !
 
1 Smith, Lucy Mack ; “ History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, ” Pgs 152-153

 

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