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“Mormon elders and women [in Kirtland, Ohio] often searched the bed of the river for stones with holes caused by the sand washing out, to peep into. N.K. Whitney’s wife had one. I took it to search for a cot [i.e. bandage] I had lost from my injured finger. She said it was wicked to trifle with sacred things.”

~Samuel F. Whitney affidavit – 6 March 1885, in Naked Truths About Mormonism Volume 1, Page 3, Column 4 (January 1888)~