| Response | Joseph
Smith | 1826 Trial |
An affidavit from Isaac Hale,
"Smith, and his father, with several other "money diggers"boarded at my
house while they were employed in digging for a mine that they supposed
had been opened and worked by the Spaniards many years since. Young Smith,
gave the "money diggers" great encouragement, at first, but when they had
arrived in digging to near the place where he had stated an immense treasure
could be found--he said the enchantment was so powerful that he could not
see. They then became discouraged, and soon after dispersed. This took
place about the 17th of November, 1825; and one of the company gave me
his note for $12.68 for his board, which is still unpaid. After these occurrences,
Young Smith made several visits at my house, and at length asked my consent
to his marrying my daughter, Emma. This I refused."
father-in-law of Joseph Smith
dated, March 20, 1834.