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“[I]t is well known that Joe Smith never pretended to have any communication 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.”

~Obadiah Dogberry affidavit, published in the Palmyra Reflector – 6 January 1831 – 19 March 1831~