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“Martin Harris was an exceedingly credulous man, his every thought was a revelation to him. He wanted to ride with me to Painesville. I told him he might if he would not speak on Mormonism. This he agreed to but I had frequently to check him. He was a perpetual talker. He claimed he had a revelation when he first came to Kirtland for him to go to Missouri, and obtain an Lamanite Indian squaw for a wife to aid them in propagating Mormonism. Martin told me soon after Joseph, the prophet, left Kirtland, that, two years before, he had told him that as his wife had left him he needed a woman as other men.”

Samuel F. Whitney, Naked Truths About Mormonism (Oakland, CA: Deming & Co., January 1888), 3.