Monday, July 13, 2015

The Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon

What is contained in the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon?
a.                  Isaiah’s vision of the last days
b.                  We don’t know
c.                   John’s vision while on the Isle of Patmos
d.                  The Saviors prophecies of the last days
Yesterday’s answer:
(B)   Peter Whitmer Jr.
The following from the autobiography of Mary E. Lightner:
   From that time our troubles commenced in earnest. But just before these troubles began, I went to work for Peter Whitmer, who was a tailor by trade, and just married. He was crowded with work, and Lilburn W. Boggs offered him a room in his house, as he had just been elected lieutenant governor, and wanted Peter to make him a suit for his inauguration ceremonies. Peter did make them, and I stitched the collars and faced the coat. Mr. Boggs often came in to note the progress of the work. As I was considered a good seamstress, he hired me to make his fine, ruffled bosom shirts, also to assist his wife in her sewing. I worked for them some weeks; during that time, they tried to induce me to leave the Church and live with them; they would educate me, and do for me as if I were their daughter. As they had but one little girl about two years old, and two sons, the eldest near my own age, nearly 14 years old, but their persuasions were of no avail with me.

"Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner," The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 17 (July 1926):193-205, 250.

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