was translated, in a hill in , On tario County New York, being dead; and raised
again therefrom, appeared unto me, and told me where they were; and
gave me directions how to obtain them. I obtained them, and
the Urim and Thummim with them; by the means of which, I translated the
plates; and thus came the book of Mor mon.
Question 5th. Do you believe Joseph Smith Jr. to be a prophet?
Answer. Yes, and every other man who has the testimony of
Jesus. “For the testi mony of Jesus, is the spirit of prophecy.”— Rev.
Question 6th. Do the Mormons believe in having all things
Question 7th. Do the Mormons believe in having more wives
Answer. No, not at the same time. But they believe, that
if their companion dies, they have a right to marry again. But we do disapprove of the custom
which has gain ed in the world, and has been practised among us,
to our great mortification, of marrying in five or six weeks, or even
in two or three months after the death of their companion.
We believe that due respect ought to be had, to the memory
of the dead, and the feel ings of both friends and children.
Question 8th. Can they raise the dead.
Answer. No, nor any other people that now lives or ever did
live. But God can raise the dead through man, as an instru ment.
Question 9th. What signs do Jo Smith give
of his divine mission.
Answer. The signs which God is pleased to let him give: according
as his wisdom thinks best: in order that he may judge the world
agreably to his own plan.
Question 10. Was not Jo Smith a
Answer. Yes, but it was never a very prof itable job to him,
as he only got fourteen dol lars a month for it.
Question 11th. Did not Jo Smith steal his wife.
Answer. Ask her; she was of age, she can answer for herself.
Question 12th. Do the people have to give up their money,
when they join his church.
Answer. No other requirement than to bear their proportion
of the expenses of the church, and support the poor.
Question 13th. Are the Mormons aboli tionists.
Answer. No, unless delivering the people from priest-craft,
and the priests from the prower of satan, should be considered such.— But
we do not believe in setting the Negroes free.
Question 14th. Do they not stir up the In dians to war and
to commit depredations.
Answer. No, and those who reported the story, knew it was
false when they put it in to circulation. These and similar reports, are
pawned upon the people by the priests, and this is the reason why we
ever thought of answering them.
Question 15th. Do the Mormons in the name of Jo Smith.
Answer. No, but if they did, it would be as valid as the baptism
administered by the sectarian priests.
Question 16th. If the Mormon doctrine is true what has become
of all those who have died since the days of the apostles.
Answer. All those who have not had an opportunity of hearing
the gospel, and being administered to by an inspired man in the flesh,
must have it hereafter, before they can be finally judged.
Question 17th. Does not Jo Smith profess to
be Jesus Christ.
Answer. No, but he professes to be his brother, as all other
saints have done, and now do.—Matthew, 12: 49, 50—. And he
stretched forth his hand toward his disciples and said, Behold
my mother and my brethren: For whosoever shall do the will of my father which
is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Question 18th. Is there any thing in the Bible which lisences
you to believe in revela tion now a days.
Answer. Is there any thing that does not authorize us to believe
so; if there is, we have, as yet, not been able to find it.
Question 19th. Is not the cannon of the Scriptures