THE SIXTH CHARGE
  I believe Joseph Smith made up the whole story as a very imaginative boy. Because of his lack of education, if there is any intelligence in the book, he must have used Oliver Cowdery (an educated school teacher) or used Solomon Spaulding‛s manuscript (a fictional story of Indian ancestry) as a reference.  
     
  I must applaud you, J.B., you have really been doing
your research. One of My earliest critics, a minister
named Alexander Campbell, in 1831 asserted :
 
  “ There never was a book more
evidently written by one set of fingers
. . . I cannot doubt for a single moment
but that [ Joseph Smith ] is the sole
author and proprietor of it.”1
 
     
  We ‛ve come a long way since Campbell ‛s day. Now we can easily disprove this charge through the use of computers. We can accurately test any text to determine who the real author is. Every single person has a unique and distinct writing style that cannot be disguised. This is called a Wordprint. Much like a fingerprint, a Wordprint can be discerned, analyzed, and identified using multiple word pattern studies.  

1 Alexander Campbell, Millenial Harbinger II, Feb. 1831, pages 85-96, quoted in Givens, By the Hand of Mormon, page 157

 

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