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“[A]t the very same time that Stowell was digging for money, he, [Addison] Austin was in company with said Smith alone, and asked him to tell him honestly whether he could see this money or not. Smith hesitated some time, but finally replied, ‘to be candid, between you and me, I cannot, any more than you or any body else; but any way to get a living.’”

A.W. Benson, Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate – Volume 2, issue 15“Mormonites” (Utica, NY: Open Court Publishing Company, 9 April 1831), 120.