Tuesday, August 2, 2016

If it Wasn’t Oliver, then who was it?

Oliver Cowdery was not the man that the township agreed to, to teach school in Manchester. If it wasn’t supposed to be Oliver, then who was it?
a.                  Joseph Smith Sr.
b.                  Lucy Mack Smith
c.                   Peter Whitmer Jr.
d.                  Lyman Cowdery
Yesterday’s answer:
b.   Robert’s copy of the first uncut page of the Book of Mormon press in the Grandin Print shop
Stephen S. Harding stopped by Palmyra in August of 1829. While here, his cousin, Pomeroy Tucker, the foreman of the Grandin Press, gave Stephen the first uncut page and also the title page of the Book of Mormon.
   Stephen eventually made his way into politics. As missionaries for the church would travel east and west he took great pride in showing them this document. In 1847 he gave it to Robert Campbell. In 1861 Lincoln sent Harding out to Utah to become its Territorial Governor. While in Utah, Robert Campbell visited with him and ask that he authenticate the document that Harding had given him many years earlier. He did so with an inscription in the upper right corner that reads: “This is the first impression thrown off from the form on which was printed the Book of Mormon; and handed to me by the Pressman, in the Village of Palmyra, New York.” The statement is signed S. S. Harding.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History In The Fulness Of Times (Salt Lake City: Published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1993), 64.

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