Slide 55

 

Complete statement: 

“I became acquainted with, the family of Joseph Smith, Sen. about the year 1820, in the town of Manchester, N. York. They were a family that labored vary little–the chief they did, was to dig for money. Joseph Smith, Jr. the pretended Prophet, used to pretend to tell fortunes; he had a stone which he used to put in his hat, by means of which he professed to tell people’s fortunes. Joseph Smith, Jr., Martin Harris and others, used to meet together in private, a while before the gold plates were found, and were familiarly known by the name of the “Gold Bible Company”. Personally appeared before me, Henry Harris, and made oath in due form of law, that the foregoing statements subscribed by him are true.  JONATHAN LAPHAM, Justice of the Peace.”

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