180 years ago today - Aug 15, 1831

[Joseph Smith] A non-Mormon journalist who visited the Manchester/Palmyra area writes, "On the sides & in the slopes of several of these hills, these excavations [by Smith and his associates in search of chests of money] are still to be seen". Bennett, James Gordon (31 August 1831), "Mormonism-"Religious Fanaticism-"Church and State Party", Morning Courier & Enquirer 7 (562) in Arrington 1970, 5 (online ed.).

[Source: Wikipedia, Joseph Smith Chronology, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronology_of_Joseph_Smith,_Jr.]

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