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“Each cane had a lock of Joseph Smith’s hair set under a small piece of glass and then mounted in silver on top…Father always told mother to keep the cane by her bed and if she was sick to put it under her pillow and it would be a protection to her.”

~Sylvia Scovil Roylance Blair, Pioneer Personal History, page 3; see D. Michael Quinn, Early Mormonism and the Magic World View, page 316~