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 - ! The Mormon Prophft, Joseph Smith, says the I...
! The Mormon Prophft, Joseph Smith, says the I ndtptftdent Republican resided iu Susquehanna county Ior several years, about the time he was "translating' the Book of Mormons. He was very poor and with several visionary companions was enae d at times in digging tor money at places near the Susquehanna river. He and one Harris, who was employed with him in the translation, wovld work a day or two at haying or harvesting, buy a hag of corn, get it ground, and live on it till it was gone, in the meantime work ing away at the translation, which was accomplished by Smith's looking through a stone at the plates'' concealed in a hat, and dictated to Harris, who wrote down the translation. In those days Smith was more celebrated for lying than for any other qtia'ity, unless it was ignorance, and perhat s a sort of low cunning. He oiarritd Km ma, daughter of Jesse Hsle, a famous hunter in tne early days of the country, who lived on the north side of the river, a little below the Sasquehanna LVpoL Her family were much opposed to the match, but she was determined to marry the scapegrace, and did, though she had to escape down the river in a ca noe to do it. fcrnith early put on the airs of prophet, and was in the habit of "bies- g ' his neighbor s crops iora small coq- tidi raion. On oue occasion, a neighbor bad a piece of corn, planted rather late. and on a moist piece (if ground, and, feel ing a little doubtful about its ripening. got bmith to bless it. It happened that that was the only piece of corn killed by the trost in the neighborhood. When the prophet's attention was called to the matter, he got out of thedifrtcuity by saying that he made a mistake and put a curse on the corn instead of a blessing. Rath er au unneighborly act, and paid for , too! p

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  1. Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette,
  2. 06 Dec 1869, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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