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“[H]e [Joseph Smith, Jr.] took the plates from their [hiding] place and wrapping them in his linen frock put them under his arm and started for the home house after walking a short distance in the rad road he concluded it would be safer to go across through the woods accor in a moment he struck through the timber where there was a large windfall to cross he had not proceeded far in this direction till upon as he was jumping over a log a man spran[g] up and gave him a heavy blow with a gun Joseph leveled struck him to the ground and ran at the top of his speed about 1/2 a mile farther.”

~Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844-1845, Page 11, bk.5~