Author:David Whitmer

David Whitmer

served as one of Three Witnesses who testified that they had seen the Golden Plates from which the Book of Mormon is said to have been transcribed; later separated from Joseph Smith and the Mormon Church choosing instead to follow the Bible and the Book of Mormon

David Whitmer



  • Chicago Times, August 7, 1875—This interview was conducted at the home of David Whitmer in the presence of the editor of the Richmond (MO) Conservator, Jacob T. Child. Whitmer said the published version was "substantially correct. There may be a few minor errors, but they do not interfere at all with what I gave him in substance, or the purpose of the Almighty Father in disseminating his truth." (Salt Lake Herald, September 18, 1875)
  • Kansas City Journal, June 5, 1881—This lengthy interview Whitmer said was "substantially correct." He did send a follow-up correspondence to correct the errors. The follow-up letter has been appended to the interview.
  • Chicago Times, October 17, 1881
  • Chicago Daily Tribune, December 17, 1885—"According to Nathan Tanner, Jr., who interviewed Whitmer on 13 April 1886, David J., with the father's approval, said 'that the reporter of the Chicago Tribune was not admitted to his room nor did he have the interview [that was] reported in the Tribune,' (He said the reporter was in town and had talked with members of the family, but that he was not admitted to the sick man's room as alleged and that the report was in other respects inaccurate, but his father did not wish to be always contradicting such reports and so let it pass)." (Vogel, Dan, ed., Early Mormon Documents, Vol. V, SLC, Signature Books, 2003, p. 150, ISBN 1-56085-170-8.)

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