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TitleFive Who Handled the Plates
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1969
AuthorsAnderson, Richard Lloyd
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number7
Pagination38–40, 42, 44–47
KeywordsEight Witnesses; Law of Witnesses; Page, Hiram; Whitmer, Christian; Whitmer, Jacob; Whitmer, John; Whitmer, Peter, Jr.; Witnesses of the Restoration

This article is a review of five of the Eight Witnesses who handled the golden plates—the four Whitmer brothers and Hiram Page. The testimony of the five witnesses never failed. “In fellowship or alienation, youth or age, persecution, poverty or affluence, four Whitmer brothers and Hiram Page never altered their plain testimony that they handled the original metal record of the Book of Mormon.”