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“It is well known that Jo[seph] Smith[, Jr.] never pretended to have any communion with angels, until a long period after the pretended finding of his book, and that the juggling of himself or father, went no further than the pretended faculty of seeing wonders in a ‘peep stone,’ and the occasional interview with the spirit, supposed to have the custody of hidden treasures.”

The Reflector. Volume II, series I, no. 14, “Gold Bible #5” (Palmyra, NY: The Reflector., 28 February 1831), 5.