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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.”

Dean Jessee, Joseph Knight’s Recollection of Early Mormon History (Provo, UT: BYU Scholars Archive, 1977), 31.