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“Joseph [Smith, Jr.] asked when he could have them; and the answer was, ‘Come in one year from this time [Autumnal Equinox 1824], and bring your oldest brother [Alvin] with you; then you may have them.’ During that year, it so happened that his oldest brother died [on 19 November 1823].”

Fayette Lapham, 1830 “Interview with the Father of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet” Historical Magazine – Volume VII, Second Series (Morrisania, NY: Henry B. Dawson, May 1870), 307.