Employed at National Bureau of Standards, then Labor and Public Welfare Committee Break with Communism[ edit ] Juliet Stuart Poyntz circawhose disappearance spurred Chambers to defect Chambers carried on his espionage activities from until or even while his faith in Communism was waning.
Your letter of December 28th,was duly received, but by reason of busy cares I have not been able to reply. The pamphlet sent by you came two or three days after the letter reached me.
One sentence of your letter you would probably resent as an impertinence, or attribute to fanatical cant if I were to repeat it, with a request for you to make it of personal application to yourself.
You will pardon me when I state that no man living has a greater interest in the question whether the Book of Mormon is a fabrication from Rev. If the religious teachings and principles that the book contains are true, and comport with the New Testament Scriptures, I am interested in maintaining them and the book because of them.
If those principles are false, I am interested in abandoning them and inducing others to do so too. If I become satisfied that the statement respecting the manner in which Joseph Smith became possessed of the records is true, I am interested in maintaining it; and if I become convinced that he was a bad man, and foisted a falsehood upon the world, deliberately, persistently and wickedly, I am interested in denouncing such act.
I have given them all a close, and so far as I could, an analytical consideration; and will do the same with your pamphlet.
The results I will write to you, and you will no doubt read what I send carefully and thoughtfully, whether you do prayerfully or not. If, therefore, discredit is thrown upon that work, the premise upon which your argument rests is destroyed. This leaves the question confined to Sidney Rigdon and his possible connection with those manuscripts.
The possession of the manuscript is accounted for in the statement of Mesdames Davison and McKinstry, daughter and wife of Rev.
Spaulding, from its inception until its committal to Dr. Hurlbut inexcept the possible time it may have been in the care of Silas Engle, as stated by your father, "some weeks," and returned as he supposed, and Mrs. McKinstry states, and as it must have been, because Mrs.
If Rigdon had access to it at this time he must have copied it, as Engle returned the original. The theory that S. Rigdon copied it is untenable for two reasons. One is the time allowed for the work, and the circumstances do not favor it. The statement that Dr.
Hurlbut sold the manuscript of the "Manuscript Found" to the Mormons is disposed of by the Doctor himself, who placed it as he says, in the hands of E.
Howe, of Painesville, Ohio. The force of these points is seen when you take up and consider one by one the statements made by the witnesses cited by Mr. Howe in his works, respecting the similarity between the names, plot of the work, and history of Mr.
All these witnesses certify upon their memory, and you should in justice in the absence of direct testimony upon the point, apply your note number 1, page 11 of your work. The possession of the manuscript being accounted for until long after the publication of the Book of Mormon, and always in the hands of the antagonists of Mormonism, the opposers of Joseph Smith, the principle of the law of evidence holds good that a party is precluded from proving the contents of a written instrument, unless it is shown that such instrument is lost, or destroyed, or in the hands of the opposite party.
In this case, so far from proving that the manuscripts are destroyed, or lost, or in the hands of the Mormons, it is distinctly shown as a material fact, that they were in the hands of the original owner, and his heirs and successors, until after the publication of the Book of Mormon, and then went into the hands of E.
Howe, the publisher of a work against the Mormons, and in ostensible refutation of their theory of the origin of that book. Howe in direct violation of this well known rule of evidence, proceeds to introduce several witnesses who testify to their own recollection of this manuscript, as having heard it read by Mr.
Spaulding, all the way from twelve to sixteen years after his death, and this, too, when the manuscript is shown to be in the possession of Mr. Howe, we are informed, was himself a lawyer, and is presumed to have known, and without a doubt did know, that while the manuscript in question was in his possession, or under his control, or in existence anywhere where it could by legal process be reached, oral testimony in regard to its contents was incompetent, and therefore inadmissible; and the fact that he knowingly introduced incompetent testimony to make out his case, is conclusive proof that he knew that the introduction of the manuscript, the only competent evidence under the circumstances, would, instead of supporting his claim, overthrow it entirely.
No man can practice law in our courts in this way without being regarded as a low pettifogger, wanting either in the knowledge or honesty necessary to the proper practice of his profession.Questions and Answers About Ellen G.
White Ellen G. White's Life and Ministry Ellen G. White's Writings Ellen G. White's Teachings The Ellen G. White Estate, Inc.
The Committee on Energy and Commerce is the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and is vested with the broadest jurisdiction of . The years prior to, during and following World War II were a time of heavy communist infiltration into all aspects of the federal government.
The most famous and notable, perhaps, was Alger Hiss who was a key man at Yalta, and in writing the UN Charter. We offer these accounts in the hope that the voices of survivors will reach a wider audience.
Sending a Witness Letter. Witnesses can send their third-party letters directly to the Social Security Administration. The letter should reference the claimant’s name and Social Security number. 1st. Lt. William Cowling: Report from the Dachau Liberation. Read the actual letter and report filed by 1st Lt. William Cowling on liberating Dachau. FAKE NEWS BUSTED!!! HISTORICAL DECEPTION BY POLICE AND FAKE NEWS EXPOSED IN JACOB WETTERLING MISSING CHILD CASE. by Timothy Charles Holmseth on September 18, at P.M. CST.
Many of these stories are taken from hard-to-find legal and diocesan documents, or appeared originally in small publications, or were spoken to small gatherings. Aug 04, · Trials rely on witnesses to tell the truth, with the threat of perjury charges hanging over them if they don't.
Still, it's not unheard of for people actin. Vol. Lamoni, Iowa, May 1, No. grupobittia.com is evident that much good will result from [the visit] to see the manuscript copy of the Book of Mormon; and the examination we gave of them satisfied us that there was never but the one copy made, and that one is the one kept by Father Whitmer.