Sophia Lewis Statement on Joseph Smith, Jr.
SOPHIA LEWIS, certifies that she "feard a conversation between
Joseph Smith, Jr., and the Rev. James B. Roach, in which Smith called Mr. R. a
d-----d fool. Smith also said in the same conversation that he (Smith) was as
good as Jesus Christ;" and that she "has frequently heard Smith use profane
language. She states that she heard Smith say "the Book of Plates could not be
opened under penalty of death by any other person but his (Smith's) first-born,
which was to be a male." She says she "was present at the birth of this child,
and that it was still-born and very much deformed."
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