Epigraph:Martin Harris character:Wayne Sentinel 27 May 1831

Martin Harris' character, Wayne Sentinel 27 May 1831

Parent page: Book of Mormon/Witnesses/Three witnesses

Several families, numbering about fifty souls, took up their line of march from this town last week for the “promised land,” among whom was Martin Harris, one of the original believers in the “Book of Mormon.” Mr. Harris was among the early settlers of this town, and has ever borne the character of an honorable and upright man, and an obliging and benevolent neighbor. He had secured to himself by honest industry a respectable fortune—and he has left a large circle of acquaintances and friends to pity his delusion.

—“Several families . . .,” Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, New York) (27 May 1831). off-site
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