Source:Cincinnati Advertiser:2 June 1830:Smith would put his face into a hat in which he had a white stone, and pretend to read from it

Cincinnati Advertiser and Ohio Phoenix (1830): "Smith would put his face into a hat in which he had a white stone, and pretend to read from it, while his coadjutor transcribed"

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Cincinnati Advertiser and Ohio Phoenix (1830): "Smith would put his face into a hat in which he had a white stone, and pretend to read from it, while his coadjutor transcribed"

Cincinnati Advertiser and Ohio Phoenix, June 2, 1830:

A fellow by the name of Joseph Smith, who resides in the upper part of Susquehanna county, has been, for the last two years we are told, employed in dedicating as he says, by inspiration, a new bible. He pretended that he had been entrusted by God with a golden bible which had been always hidden from the world. Smith would put his face into a hat in which he had a white stone, and pretend to read from it, while his coadjutor transcribed.[1]

Notes

  1. ↑ Cincinnati Advertiser and Ohio Phoenix, June 2, 1830. Reprinted from Wayne County Inquirer, Pennsylvania, ca. May 1830.