William Smith Describes Joseph's peeping stone.

William Smith Describes Joseph's peeping stone. - AS TO JOE SMITH (From Hallstead Herald.)...
AS TO JOE SMITH (From Hallstead Herald.) William Smith, brother of Mrs. Me. Intoeh, is a very interesting personage w i verse with. He uas uvea in this vicinity nearlv all of nis me and remembers remembers many of the nersonages who HgnrnH so largely in the early settlement of the he remenbers of uAinr .Tosenh Kniith. wHa " , ii k 1 1 1 1 imivnnnnnff 111r.11 ! i .m j. h a iwitr afterwards became head of ;he sect knOWn as tllA Mnrmnna who fnn ndait Salt Lake City in Utah. Mr. Smith remembers remembers too (if AAAinir ".TllIlHl Hale, whom Joe Smith married, says she was often a visitor at his father's house and his recollection of her is that she was a yery pretty girl. He remembers of seeing the peeping stone" which Joe put in his hat and pretended to discover money by so doing. The stone was similar to the speckled stones which are still to be found along the river shore. Mr. Smith's father, Jonas Smith, built the house ence occupied by Joe Smith, which is still standing near Oakland, this side of Sus quehanna, This is the house which the Mormons talk of purchasing and removing removing to Salt Lake City. Mr. Smith remembers remembers also of seeing the painting on the rocks something over a mile np the river, which is now effaced, and that it was the picture of on Indian Chieftain in his canoe. Mr. Smith says that both the Indian and his canoe were quite plainly to be feen.

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  1. The Montrose Democrat,
  2. 29 Jun 1905, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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