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“Joseph says, ‘when can I have it [the plates]?’ The answer [from the angel] was the 22nt Day of September next if you bring the right person with you. Joseph says, ‘who is the right Person?’ The answer was ‘your oldest Brother [Alvin].’

But before September [1824] Came his oldest Brother Died. Then he was Disappointed and did not [k]now what to do.”

~Jessee, Joseph Knight’s Recollection, page 31; see also William G. Hartley, They Are My Friends: A History of the Joseph Knight Family, 1825-1850, page 20; 1986~