a. Martin Harris
b. Oliver Cowdery
c. David Whitmer
d. Brigham Young
Looking back at that era, current mayor of Quincy, Illinois (2002), Charles W. Scholz, suggests, “In 1839 there were about 1,500 people here in Quincy. And those settlers welcomed 5,000 Mormons that had been forcibly driven from the state of Missouri under harsh winter conditions had walked across the frozen Mississippi. And, they were offered food and clothing and shelter. Now to put that in perspective, that would be like the 42,000 residents of Quincy today taking care of 150,000 refugees. . . . That is one of the most incredible acts of humanity, I think, in the history of this country.”
Heidi S. Swinton, Sacred Stone (American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, Inc., 2002), 24.