David Whitmer’s Testimony to
Susa Young Gates, 1887
Source: David Whitmer to Susie Gates, 11 Feb 1887,
typescript, Whitmer Papers, RLDS Archives.
David Whitmer to Sister Susie Gates, 11 Feb 1887 (Richmond, Missouri).
Your letter received and read (to me) with much pleasure. I would like very much to see you and of course would tell you about my vision of the angel. You ask me if I saw the angel when he brought the plates. I saw the angel when he brought the plates, and the angel told us that we must bear testimony to the world, as contained in my testimony written in the Book of Mormon. Doubt not—Sister—the Book of Mormon is the word of God . . .