115 years ago today - Apr 23, 1908

"It may be of interest in this connection to know that one of the early customers of Mr. Alling was a man who became famous as the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. He used to come in on Mondays from his home in Palmyra and spend hours reading and selecting books and talking theology. It was at this time that he was engaged in writing his "Book of Mormon," but the present firm disclaims all responsibility for Mr. Smith's religious conclusions, even if he did buy his books and writing paper from their store."

["Rochester Furnished Paper. Book of Mormon Printed on Stock From Founder of Wellknown Paper Firm," Wayne County (NY) Journal, 23 April 1908., as cited in Dan Vogel, Early Mormon Documents: Wayne County (Ny) Journal]

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