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[I h]eard Joseph F. Smith describe the manner of translating the Book of Mormon … Joseph did not render the writing on the gold plates into the English language in his own style of language as many people believe, but every word and every letter was given to him by the gift and power of God.”

Oliver Huntington Journal – 26 February 1881, L. Tom Perry Special Collections (Provo, UT: Harold B. Lee Library/BYU.