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Mormon Hill had been long designated as the place in which countless treasures were buried;’ Joseph [Smith, Sr.], the elder, had spaded up many a foot of the hill side to find them, and Joseph Jr., had on more than one occasion accompanied him.”

Newark Daily Advertiser (clipping of letter from Manchester, New York) “Mormonism in its Infancy” (Newark, NJ: Newark Daily Advertiser, 13 August 1856), Vol. XXV. No. 193.