Letter VIII

TitleLetter VIII
Publication TypeNewspaper Article
Year of Publication1835
AuthorsCowdery, Oliver
NewspaperThe Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate
Issue DateOctober 1835
CityKirtland, OH
KeywordsAngel Moroni; Cement Box; Gold Plates; Hill Cumorah; Joseph Smith; Prophecy

Description of the topography of the hill Cumorah; description of the “cement” box in which the plates were deposited; description of Joseph Smith’s first attempt to retrieve the plates; extensive quotations of Moroni’s teachings and instructions to Joseph Smith; history of Joseph Smith from 1823–1827; concluding remarks