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“He [Joseph Smith, Sr.] also believed that there was a vast amount of money buried somewhere in the country; that it would some day be found; that he himself had spent both time and money searching for it, with divining rods, but had not succeeded in finding any, though sure that he eventually would.”

Fayette Lapham, Interview with the Father of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet (Historical Magazine [second series] 7, May 1870), 306.