255 years ago today - Dec 12, 1767

A great ... uncle of Joseph Smith's neighbor and fellow treasure seeker John Stafford writes "December the 12 day 1767 Joseph Stafford for treasures hid by one wing in Sandwitch And 2 question by Beziah hammon for treasures hid by Indians ..."

[Brooke, John L. The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1994. p.52]

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