We discuss Martin Harris’ early involvement with the Book of Mormon, from visiting scholars with copies of the characters on the plates, to translating with Joseph, losing the 116 pages, and finally testifying in court about Joseph and the plates.
1 Nephi 3:7
There seems to be some confusion on the inflation rate since 1830. I thought you guys were a bit high. From Officialdata.org.
Value of $50 from 1830 to 2022
$50 in 1830 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1,510.59 today, an increase of $1,460.59 over 192 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.79% per year between 1830 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 2,921.17%.
This means that today’s prices are 30.21 times higher than average prices since 1830, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index. A dollar today only buys 3.31% of what it could buy back then.