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“[T]he elder Smith declared that his son Jo had seen the spirit, (which he then described as a little old man with a long beard,) and was informed that he (Jo) under certain circumstances, eventually should obtain great treasures, and that in due time he (the spirit) would furnish him (Jo) with a book, which would give an account of the Ancient inhabitants (antideluvians) of this country, and where they had deposited their substance, consisting of costly furniture, &c… which had ever since that time remained secure in his (the spirit’s) charge, in large and spacious chambers, in sundry places in this vicinity…”

~Abner Cole, Palmyra Reflector – 14 February 1831 “Gold Bible, No. 4;” see also Dan Vogel, Early Mormon Documents 2:245; 1998~