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“The scheme of Mormonism is too deep ever to admit the supposition that he [Joseph Smith, Jr.] is the dupe of his own imposture. His claims are such that they must be admitted as true, or he must be branded as a consummate knave—for his works plainly show that he is neither a fool, nor a fanatic, but a deliberate designer, who intends the whole scheme which he has set in operation, for the gratification of his own vanity and selfishness.”

William Harris, Mormonism Portrayed (Warsaw, IL: Sharp & Gamble, 1841), 14.