So you get lengthy descriptions of these conversations in the diaries of the missionaries, which were sent back to Europe and printed in the journals of the Missionary societies. I've posted several times about the converted Jew Joseph Wolff's diaries, which contain much interesting information about the Jews in Jerusalem and elsewhere, as well as his extensive conversations with Rabbi Mendel of Shklov.
Here we see a little note from the diary of Massachusetts-born Jonas King, from early in 1825. Rabbi Sapira is Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Shapira, who was one of the leaders of the Perushim group which moved to Jerusalem in 1813.
This certainly is interesting. The Van Der Hooght edition of 1705 was exceedingly popular, probably the most popular edition through well into the 19th century, and the source of numerous reprints. Rabbi Shapira is saying that this edition contained many mistakes. However, the edition which he considers most correct is the 1699 Berlin edition of Daniel Ernst Jablonski (1660-1741).
Here are two sample pages: