195 years ago today - Sep 18, 1827

Joseph Sr. buys lampblack and other painting materials ($2.44) for his "son". [In a few days, Joseph Smith Jr. would dress in black as instructed by the guardian, to obtain gold plates and other objects buried in the Hill Cumorah.]

[Vogel, Dan, Early Mormon Documents, Appendix B: Chronology, 1771-1831, http://amzn.to/T5nY8w]

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