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Lucy Harris

Lucy's account of seeing the plates was recounted by Lucy Mack Smith, The Prophet's Joseph Smith's Mother. Mrs. Smith reported that Lucy Harris described a dream in which she was shawen the plates and reproved by an angel for her unbelief.

"…Lucy Mack Smith records what she heard from Mrs. Harris. One day Lucy Harris said to the Prophet, “Joseph, I will tell you what I will do, if I can get a witness that you speak the truth, I will believe all you say about the matter and I shall want to do something about the translation—I mean to help you any way.” (Lucy Mack Smith, History of Joseph Smith, ed. Preston Nibley, Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1958, pp. 116–17.)

The next morning she related a remarkable dream she had had the previous night: “She said that a personage appeared to her who told her that as she had disputed the servant of the Lord, and said his word was not to be believed, and had also asked him many improper questions, she had done that which was not right in the sight of God. After which he said to her, ‘Behold, here are the plates, look upon them and believe.’”  

Mother Smith stated that Lucy Harris then described the record in minute detail. Mrs. Harris became so convinced of the truthfulness of the record after this remarkable dream that she decided to give to the Prophet Joseph Smith twenty-eight dollars she had received from her mother before she died; Mrs. Harris insisted that he take it to assist in bringing forth the Book of Mormon.”

Unfortunately even after this wonderful experience Lucy Harris turned against the Prophet and her husband.

Lucy Mack Smith, History of Joseph Smith

Additional Information: 
Ensign July 1992, 'I Have a Question'