Ten Years Before the Mast (Malad, Ida., 1888), p. 74; quoted in Richard Lloyd Anderson, Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1981), p. 86. See also Early Mormon Documents, 2: 348.
Whitmer statements from the John Murphy interview reported in the (Kingston Times, Kingston, Missouri, Dec. 16, 1887):
…I have heard that you saw an angel.
“I never saw one.”
I want your description in its shape, voice… language.
“It had no appearance or shape.”
Then you neither saw nor heard anything?
“Nothing, in the way you understand it.”
“How, then, could you bear testimony that you saw and heard an angel?”
“Have you never had impressions?”