Joseph Smith

    Prophet of God

    Angus Cannon

    Reminiscences

    Brother of Apostle George Q. Cannon

    Testimony of Joseph Smith

    "The impression created upon my young mind in the inspired utterances of Joseph Smith [has] accompanied me throughout my subsequent life; and when darkness would otherwise have beclouded my mind, his testimony has come up vividly before me, giving me evidence that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been established and governed by the manifest power and authority of God. It has been as a beacon light, that shone forth, amidst the greatest darkness my mind ever experienced, accompanied by a power and heavenly influence, indescribable. . . .

    "That Joseph Smith lived and died a Prophet of God and that he [and] his brother Hyrum were pure and chaste and worthy of the people's love is beyond doubt in my mind, as a humble disciple of Jesus." (In "Joseph Smith, the Prophet," Young Woman's Journal, Dec. 1906, 546–47; punctuation and grammar modernized.)