In spite of the Professor ‛s reaction, I was energized by the interviews. I went home to Palmyra, arranged my affairs, and returned to [ Joseph ‛s ] house about the 12th of April, 1828, and commenced writing for him while he translated from the plates.1  
     
  Wait just a minute. Let me get something straight. You don ‛t have the certificate, so how can we know that you didn ‛t just make up the whole story ?  
     
  At a meeting of scientists, Professor Anthon verified that he had given me the certificate.
In fact, Anthon was later teased by his fellow professors who joked about him being written of in Scripture.2 That proves that I did not just make up the story.3
 
  You should have
seen the look on
that farmer ‛s face
when I ripped up
the certificate.
 

 

1Smith, History, 1:20
2 Martin’s experience was revealed anciently and written about in Isaiah 29, as examined on pages . . .
3 James ; “ The Man Who Knew,” Page 143

 

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