Worked at the H[istorian's]. O[ffice]. I also called on Patriarch John Smith to see the Seer Stone formerly in possession of the late Edward Rushton. It is about the size of a duck's egg and somewhat similar in shape. But I could see nothing in it, though at first I thought I could.
[Andrew Jenson Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]