150 years ago today - Mar 27, 1870

[Emma Smith Bidamon]
Now the first that my <husband> translated, was translated by the use of the Urim, and Thummim, and that was the part that Martin Harris lost, after that he used a small stone, not exactly, black, but was rather a dark color ...

[Emma Smith Bidamon, Letter to Emma Pilgrim, 27 March 1870, Emma Smith Papers, RLDS Church Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri. Published in The Return 4 (15 July 1895): 2., as cited in Dan Vogel, Early Mormon Documents: Emma Smith Bidamon To Emma Pilgrim]

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