140 years ago today - Jun 29, 1881

[Samantha Payne (neighbor of Joseph Smith)]

"[Joseph] Smith for a period of about seven years was more or less of the time engaged in digging for money--that he so dug upon many of the farms in the neighborhood as well as upon the farm on which she now resides, and that some of the holes which he dug can now be seen"

[Samantha Payne, Affidavit, 29 June 1881, Ontario County Clerk's Office, Canandaigua, New York. Published in Ontario County Times, 27 July 1881., as cited in Dan Vogel, Early Mormon Documents: Samantha Payne Affidavit]

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