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“He [Joseph Smith, Sr.] also believed that there was a vast amount of money buried somewhere in the country; that it would some day be found: that he himself had spent both time and money searching for it, with divining rods, but had not succeeded in finding any, though sure that he eventually would.”

~Fayette Lapham, Interview with the Father of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, page 306, see Kirkham, A New Witness for Christ in America 2:384~