"Joseph Smith" signs the following statement before the town clerk of Randolph, Vermont: "I Do not agree in Religious opinion With a Majority of the Inhabitants of this Town." This is a request to be exempted from the regular Congregational tax. Although Joseph Smith Sr. (Father of LDS founder) may have been in Randolph, Vermont on this date he is not the only "Joseph Smith" in the town. The ENSIGN, however, publishes a copy of this document claiming that it is signed by the prophet's father.
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