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“I have been told that Joe [Joseph] Smith’s father [Sr.] resided in Poultney at the time of the Wood movement here, and that he was in it, and one of the leading rods-men. Of this I cannot speak positively, for the want of satisfactory evidence … I have before said that Oliver Cowdery’s father was in the ‘Wood scrape.’”

Barnes Frisbie, History of Middletown (Rutland, VT: Tuttle & Company, 1867), 62.