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“According to investigators, the church [of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] leaders purchased from Mr. [Mark] Hofmann and then hid in a vault with a number of 19th-century letters and other documents that cast doubt on the church’s official version of history. In the view of some church leaders, the documents threatened to undermine the faith of Mormons.”

The New York Times, “Dealer in Mormon Fraud called a master forger” (New York, NY: New York Times, 11 February 1987), A20.