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“Joseph [Smith, Jr.] repaired to the place again, and was told by the man who still guarded the treasure, that, inasmuch as he could not bring his oldest brother [Alvin], he could not have the treasure yet.”

Fayette Lapham, Historical Magazine – Volume 7 (Second Series) “Interview with the father of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet [circa 1830]” (Morrisania, NY: Henry B. Dawson, May 1870), 307.