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“The ‘Seer Stone’ referred to here was a chocolate colored, somewhat egg-shaped stone which the prophet found while digging a well in company with his brother Hyrum, for a Mr. Clark Chase, near Palmyra, N.Y. It possessed some of the qualities of a Urim and Thummim, since by means of it – as described above – as well as by means of the ‘Interpreters’ found with the Nephite record, Joseph was able to translate the characters engraven on the plates.”

~B.H. Roberts, Defense of the Faith and the Saints 1:257 (1907)~