175 years ago today - Aug 26, 1838

Sally Parker, former neighbor of the Joseph Smith family in New York writes: "I lived by his [Hyrum Smith's] Mother and and [she] wass wone [one] of the finest of wimen[.] always helping them that stood in need[.] she told me the [w]hole story[.] the plates wass in the house and some times in the woods for eight months2 and on account of peopel trying to get them[.] they had to hide them[.] wonce [once] they hid them under the hearth[.] they took up the brick and put them in and put the bricks back[.]3 the old lady told me this hur self with tears in hur eyes, and they ran down bur cheeks too[.] she put hut hand upon hut stomack and said she [ha]s the peace of god that rested upon us all that time[.] she said it wass a heaven below[.] I axter [asked her] if she saw the plates[.] she said no it wass not for hut to see them but she hefted and handled them4 and I believed all she said for I lived by hut eight months and she wass wone of the best ofwimen"

[Source: http://www.advent-adam.com/jakestand.html (cached, based on http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies)]

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  1. [Original Source: Early Mormon Documents (EMD), edited by Dan Vogel, Volume 1, pp.218-219.]


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