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“The [Kinderhook] plates are now back in their original category of genuine … Joseph Smith, Jun., stands as a true prophet and translator of ancient records by divine means and all the world is invited to investigate the truth which has sprung out of the earth not only of the Kinderhook plates, but of the Book of Mormon as well.”

Welby W. Ricks – President of BYU Archaeological Society, quoted in The Improvement Era, Kinderhook Plates (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1962), 656, 660.