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“[E]very idea that he [Martin Harris] advanced, he knew to be absolutely true, as he said, by the spirit and power of God. In fine, the bystanders had a fair specimen of the Mormon slang, in this display of one of their head men. The meeting was closed, by a request of the landlord that the prophet should remove his quarters, which he did, and declaring, that all who believed the new bible would see Christ within fifteen years, and all who did not would absolutely be destroyed and dam’d.

Martin Harris, The Telegraph (Painesville, OH: Howe & Kelley, 15 March 1831), 2:39.