195 years ago today - Mar 20, 1826

Joseph Smith is brought to trial on charges of being a "disorderly person." Court records of Bainbridge, Chenango County, State of New York, "[People] vs Joseph Smith The Glass Looker," reveal that he was brought to trial on charges of money digging, using a "peep stone" to locate buried hidden treasures, gold mines, coined money and lost property. Joseph is convicted but "took Leg Bail," i.e. he is allowed to get out of town rather than serve jail time.

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