The Lord Commands Martin Harris to “Impart [of His Own Property] Freely to the Printing of the Book of Mormon”

Doctrine and Covenants 19:26–27

26 And again, I command thee that thou shalt not covet thine own property, but impart it freely to the printing of the Book of Mormon, which contains the truth and the word of God—
27 Which is my word to the Gentile, that soon it may go to the Jew, of whom the Lamanites are a remnant, that they may believe the gospel, and look not for a Messiah to come who has already come.

Elder Hyrum M. Smith and Janne M. Sjödahl wrote:

“Martin Harris was a prosperous farmer and had means enough for the furtherance of the great latter-day work, but when he became disassociated from the Church, he did not continue to prosper. In 1870, at the age of 87 years, the Spirit prompted him to go to Utah. Elder Edward Stevenson, consequently, raised the money necessary among the Saints in Utah, and some of the Saints at Des Moines, Iowa, gave him a new suit of clothes. But Martin Harris, in his days of poverty, was never troubled with doubts. While prosperous, he frequently merited chastisement. He died in full fellowship with the Church, a faithful witness to the last.”

(The Doctrine and Covenants Commentary, rev. ed. [1951], 97.)