See also Book; Book of Mormon; Characters; Engrave; Plates, Brass; Plates of Ether; Plates of Jacob; Plates of Mormon; Plates of Nephi, Large; Plates of Nephi, Small; Plates of Zeniff; Record; Scriptures
why preserved, D&C 3:19–20.
witness of plates desired by Martin Harris, D&C 5:1.
Joseph Smith given gift to translate plates, D&C 5:4.
Three Witnesses to see plates, D&C 17:1.
Moroni2 tells Joseph Smith about book written on gold plates, JS—H 1:34.
Moroni2 shows Joseph Smith gold plates, JS—H 1:52–53.
Joseph Smith obtains plates, JS—H 1:59.
Joseph Smith copies characters from plates and translates them, JS—H 1:62.