Where is it recorded in the LDS scriptures that an angel retrieved the gold plates from Joseph Smith? People in the South have said that story sounds suspicious or “fishy”. They have no problem believing the parting of the Red Sea or that the Lord opened to view the angels support in 2nd Kings 6:12-15. I would like to make that comparison but I can not find that reference in the LDS scriptures where the angle took the plates from Joseph.
For the specific reference of Joseph Smith returning the plates to Moroni, see the Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith-History 1:60:
When, according to the arrangements, the messenger called for them, I delivered them up to him; and he has them in his charge until this day, being the second day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight.