Testimony of Eight Witnesses, late June 1829

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And also the tesimony of eight witnesses
Be it known unto all Nations kindreds tongues & people unto whom this work shall come  that Joseph Smith junr the author & proprietor of this work has shewn unto us the plates  of which hath been spoken which have the appearance of gold & as many of the leave <leaves>  as the said Smith has translated we <we> did handle with our hands & we also saw  the engravings thereon all of which has the appearance of ancient work & of curious  workmanship & this we <we> bear record with words of soberness that the said Smith has  shewn unto us for we have seen & hefted & know of a surety that the said Smith has  got the plates of which we have spoken & we give our names unto the world to wit ness unto the world that which we have seen & we lie not God bearing witness of it
Christian Whitmer, Jacob Whitmer, Peter Whitmer Jr., and others, Testimony of Eight Witnesses, Palymra, NY, late June 1829; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery; in Book of Mormon Printer’s Manuscript, p. 464; CCLA.