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Emma Smith at 73 years old testified that;

"Joseph was everything that he professed to be." 

"…the Lord God will proceed to bring forth the words of the book; and in the mouth of as many witnesses as seemeth him good will he establish his word and wo be unto him that rejecteth the word of God!"  (2 Nephi 27:14559-545B.C.  


  Emma Hale Smith   1804-1879

The Testimony of Emma Hale Smith, the wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
"…the Book of Mormon is of divine authenticity- I have not the slightest doubt of it.  I am satisfied that no man could have dictated the writing of the manuscripts unless he was inspired, for when I acted as his scribe, Joseph would dictate to me hour after hour; and when returning [to translate again from the plates] after meals, or interruption, he would at once begin where he had left off, without either seeing the [translated] manuscript or having any portion of it read to him.  It would have been improbable that learned man could do this, and for one so unlearned as he was, it was simply impossible."  (Saints Herald Oct. 1879 Witnesses to Book of Mormon by Nibley p. 29)

“The plates often lay on the table without any attempt at concealment, wrapped in a small linen tablecloth, which I had given him to fold them in. I once felt of the plates as they thus lay on the table, tracing their outline and shape. They seemed to be pliable like thick paper, and would rustle with a metallic sound when the edges were moved by the thumb, as one does sometimes thumb the edges of a book.… I did not attempt to handle the plates, other than I have told you, nor uncover them to look at them. I was satisfied that it was the work of God, and therefore did not feel it to be necessary to do so. … I moved them from place to place on the table, as it was necessary in doing my work.”  (“Last Testimony of Sister Emma,” Saints’ Herald, 1 Oct. 1879, p. 290; spelling modernized.) 

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  Emma Hale (Smith) Bidamon

26 years later a statement by Emma Hale (Smith) Bidamon.*

"When my husband was translating the Book of Mormon, I wrote a part of it, as he dictated each sentence, word for word, and when he came to proper names he could not pronounce, or long words, he spelled them out, and while I was writing them if I made a mistake in spelling, he would stop me and correct my spelling, although it was impossible for him to see how I was writing them down at the time." (Emma's statement, in an interview with Edmund Briggs in 1855)
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At the age of 73 years old.
Emma stated in an interview with Nels Madson and Parly P, Prat that the plates "lay under our bed for months…"  And that "Joseph was everything that he professed to be." (An interview with Emma recorded by Nels Madson & Parly P. Pratt Jr. in 1877.)
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 *Three years after the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Emma Smith married Lewis Bidamon. 
Emma even though she had remarried and never came west with the Church. She still testified that Joseph Smith “...was everything that he professed to be." and that the Book of Mormon was true.  ([Emma Smith interview], The Saints' Herald, vol. 26, pp. 289, 290 [1 Oct 1879]; cited in Joseph Smith, Heman Conoman Smith, and F. Henry Edwards, The History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Independence, Mo: Herald House, 1967), 3:353–358.  Interview by Parley P. Pratt, Jr. recorded by Nels Madsen, 27 November 1931, LDS Archives; cited by Mormon Enigma, 2nd ed., 297–298.)

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The following is the testimony that Emma bore to her son:
 “...the Book of Mormon is of divine authenticity—I have not the slightest doubt of it. I am satisfied that no man could have dictated the writing of the manuscripts unless he was inspired; for, when acting as his scribe, your father would dictate to me hour after hour; and when returning after meals, or after interruptions, he would at once begin where he had left off, without either seeing the manuscript or having any portion of it read to him. This was a usual thing for him to do. It would have been improbable that a learned man could do this; and, for one so ignorant and unlearned as he was, it was simply impossible.” (The Saints’ Herald, 1 Oct. 1879, p. 290; spelling modernized.)
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If Emma Smith knew that The Book of Mormon was true.  Why did she not go West with the Church?  
This is a question that Emma Smith's Great-Great-Grand son, Bob Smith, had when he was contemplating joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
One challenge and question remained in Bob Smiths mind and that was why didn't Emma Smith go west with the Church?  The answer to this question came when Emma Smith came to Bob Smith.   Bob Smith stated that 
“He heard [Emma Smith’s] voice telling him to ‘follow your heart,’ that she ‘was just too tired’ to go west,”.  Bob Smith was later baptized and became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.   (Smith Family Reunion..., Church News Aug. 11 2013, p. 5 & 10)

Another possible reason was that Emma Smith had various disgreements with Brighan Young, one of which is as follows:

When the Saints were building the Nauvoo Temple, Joseph Smith Jr. had a family tomb built nearby, where he desired to be buried. He wrote, "Let my father, Don Carlos, and Alvin, and children that I have buried be brought and laid in the tomb I have built. Let my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters be laid there also; and let it be called the Tomb of Joseph, a descendant of Jacob. And when I die, let me be gathered to the tomb of my father"  (Scott H. Faulring, ed., An American Prophet’s Record (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1989), 251.
When the Prophet and his brother Hyrum were martyred at Carthage Jail, however, the tomb was not complete. Furthermore, despite Joseph's very public wishes to be buried in the sepulchre, his wife, Emma, refused to allow him to be buried there for fear his body would be desecrated.
This led to a public dispute between Emma and Brigham Young.
In the October 1845 conference, Brigham Young stated, “We are determined also to use every means in our power to do all that Joseph told us. And we will petition Sister Emma, in the name of Israel’s God, to let us deposit the remains of Joseph according as he commanded us. And if she will not consent to it, our garments are clear. Then when he awakes in the morning of the resurrection, he shall talk with them, not with me; the sin shall be upon her head, not ours”  (“Conference Minutes,” Times and Seasons 6, no. 16 (1 November 1845): 1014–15)

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Additional Informaiton:
My Great-Great-Grandmother, Emma Hale Smith  By Gracia N. Jones,  (Ensign Aug, 1992)
Emma Smith's Last Dream    (Produced by Seth Adam Smith, voice is Kemberly Jo Smith, great-great-great grandughter to Joseph and Emma.)  video 2:12 min.
Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society