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TitleTestimony of Jacob Gates
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1912
AuthorsGates, Jacob F.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number5
Date PublishedMarch 1912
KeywordsBook of Mormon Translation; Cowdery, Oliver; John the Baptist; Priesthood Restoration

Jacob F. Gates relates the interview which his father, Jacob Gates, had with Oliver Cowdery in 1849. In response to Gates' questions, Oliver Cowdery testified that the Book of Mormon "was translated by the gift and power of God" and that he had received the priesthood by an angel whose hand "I plainly as I could feel yours."