“Sidney Rigdon . . .” Painesville Telegraph (Painesville, Ohio) (20 December 1831).
Sidney Rigdon, the vicegerant and champion of Jo. Smith, has thrown out a challenge, in the Ohio Star, to Mr. Booth and Deacon Rider, who have renounced the Mormon faith, to meet him in mortal combat (of words) on the subject of the Gold Bible. The courage of the gentleman has probably received some new impetus since he challenged the whole world to disprove the truth of his new bible, and on being taken up by Elder Campbell, with his wonted impudence refused to meet him.