Mormon studies, Josiah Quincy, Joseph Smith
A prophet's claims have always invited attention. The Prophet Joseph Smith took calls from an array of personalities who would not be satisfied without seeing this curiosity in the flesh. The visitors came from near and far and from every walk and station of life: politicians and priests, paupers and pundits, charlatans and seekers, and almost everything in between. Arriving first in a trickle and then in a stream, they found the Prophet wherever he had gathered the Saints. Some of the travelers left accounts of their visits, and from these sketches later generations came to know Joseph, too.
Woodworth, Jed L.
"Josiah Quincy's 1844 Visit with Joseph Smith,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 39:
4, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol39/iss4/10