I will give you another example. One day in court
( during the time when I was no longer associated
with the Church ), the opposing attorney charged
that I could not be trusted because I believed in Angels and Angelic visitations, the same as Joseph Smith of the famous “ Gold Bible.” I responded thusly :
     
  How do you respond
to these charges ?
 
     
  “ May it please the court and gentlemen of the jury ; my
brother attorney on the other side has charged me [ in ] connection with Joseph
Smith and the ‘ Golden Bible.‛ I must admit to you that I am the very Oliver Cowdery whose name is attached to the testimony, . . . and let me tell you . . . [ why ] I am here . . . [ it is ] because I have broken the covenants I once made,
and I was cut off from the Church.
 
  ‘ The responsibility has been
placed upon me, and I cannot escape reply. Before God
and man I dare not deny what I have said — what my testimony contains as written and printed on the first page of the Book of Mormon. May it please your Honor and gentlemen of the jury, this I say : I saw the Angel and heard the Voice from Heaven.
How can I deny it ? ” 1
 

 

1 Ricks ; “ The Case of the Book of Mormon Witnesses,” Page 8

 

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