Question: Did Jacob Whitmer, one of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon, ever deny having seen the plates?


Question: Did Jacob Whitmer, one of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon, ever deny having seen the plates?

Jacob Whitmer confirmed his testimony on his death bed

In 1888, Whitmer's son said:

My father, Jacob Whitmer, was always faithful and true to his testimony to the Book of Mormon, and confirmed it on his death bed."[1]

Notes

  1. Cited in Letter of Andrew Jenson to Deseret News (13 September 1888) from Richmond, Mo.,; cited in Deseret News (17 September 1888).