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TitleAn Old Slander Revived and Refuted
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1908
AuthorsPenrose, Charles W.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Volume70
Issue Number23
Pagination360–364
Date Published4 June 1908
KeywordsBook of Mormon Authorship; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Spaulding Manuscript; Spaulding, Solomon; Three Witnesses
Abstract

Sidney Rigdon did not work for publisher Patterson who had the Spaulding manuscript nor did he know Joseph Smith until after the Book of Mormon was published. The manuscript has no significant similarities to the Book of Mormon. The testimonies of the Three Witnesses cannot be refuted as they were reaffirmed in the last years of the witnesses’ lives. These final testimonies appear in this article.