In the News

Kenneth Mays, “Picturing history: David Whitmer home site,” Feb. 13 2013 Jeremiah Morgan, Richmond Mormon Room Opening, June 5, 2010 R. Scott Lloyd, “Small town has big place in LDS history Two of Three Witnesses are buried in Richmond,” Church News, Saturday, June 5, 2010 Refurbished Mormon Room Re-opens Sunday, May 28, 2010 Mormon History Room … Read more


[The following was taken from: Andrew Jenson, Encyclopedic History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Co., 1941, 948] David Whitmer, one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon, was closely associated with the Prophet Joseph Smith in the early days of the Church, part … Read more

Western Monitor

Western Monitor – Fayette Missouri – 2 August 1833 Notes: Joe Smith referenced repeatedly how his people were treated in Missouri. The truth as reported by David Whitmer who was President of the church in Zion (Jackson County, Missouri), warned Joe Smith and counselor Sidney Rigdon not to publish church revelations, warning, if they did … Read more

Mob Manifesto

Referred to in Mormon publications as the “Mob Manifesto” or “The Secret Constitution” the following document was circulated by the citizens of Jefferson County, Missouri for the purpose of gathering the following Saturday to address concerns stated therein. The following text was preserved in the History of the Church and reads: We, the undersigned, citizens … Read more

The Book of Mormon

David Whitmer’s church chose to reprint the 1830, first edition, Palmyra Book of Mormon rather than the last edition Joseph worked on (1840 Nauvoo) fearing his changes were uninspired. The Whitmer edition was printed in 1899 and was called the “Nephite Record”:   (Walter W. Smith, “Book of Mormon Editions,” Journal of History (RLDS), vol. … Read more

An Address to All Christians

Address to Christians [AN ADDRESS TO ALL BELIEVERS IN CHRIST. BY A WITNESS TO THE DIVINE AUTHENTICITY OF THE BOOK OF MORMON – 1887, DAVID WHITMER.] PART ONE Chapter I Part first of this pamphlet is a brief address to those who have not read the Book of Mormon, and who are not conversant with … Read more

An Address to Believers in the Book of Mormon

AN ADDRESS To Believers in the Book of Mormon. BY DAVID WHITMER DEAR BRETHREN: I have concluded not to request the Saints’ Herald to publish my epistle, as I will not enter into a newspaper controversy. Believing that all the brethren who are rid of prejudice, and desire the truth only as Christ has given … Read more

A Proclamation

A PROCLAMATION Unto all Nations, Kindred Tongues and People, unto whom these presents shall come: It having been represented by one John Murphy, of Polo, Caldwell County, Mo., that I, in a conversation with him last summer, denied my testimony as one of the three witnesses to the BOOK OF MORMON. To the end, therefore, … Read more