195 years ago today - Jun 17, 1825

The REPUBLICAN ADVOCATE of Batavia, New York publishes an article titled "GOLD:" "Gold is beaten into leaves upon a smooth block of marble. . . These pieces are then fitted into books. . . It was anciently the custom to beat gold into thin plates..."

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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