Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery Explain the Hill Cumorah
Oliver Cowdery was uniquely qualified to write about the Book of Mormon.
In 1835, he wrote a letter describing the Hill Cumorah, in New York, as the scene of the final battles of the Nephites and Lamanites.
Letter VII is Oliver's answer to those who are uncertain about the location of Cumorah.
Oliver's letter—Letter VII—is one of the critical documents in early Church history. It was published several times while Joseph Smith was alive. Joseph even had his scribes copy it into his personal journal as part of his life history. It was accepted by every early Latter-day Saint writer and leader.
Reading and understanding Letter VII is a faith-affirming experience for those who accept the Book of Mormon as modern-day scripture and as "the most correct of any book."