Mr. Orrin Reed [said of Joseph Smith] He had frequent revelations.' Here Mr. Reed and his wife related the story of the sacrifice of a black sheep, in order to obtain a certain treasure which had been abstracted by the devil from its place of concealment beneath the soil of `Mormon Hill.' The sheep having been procured from one of their neighbors." . . .
[Cadillac (MI) Weekly News, 6 April 1880, as quoted in Ontario County Times (Canandaigua, New York), 27 July 1881., as cited in Dan Vogel, Early Mormon Documents: Cadillac (Mi) Weekly News]