Martin Harris alleges that Joseph became drunk.

Feb 12, 1834
Martin Harris
Scribed Paraphrase

Minute Book 1, February 12, 1834, 28, The Joseph Smith Papers website, accessed July 7, 2021

Orson Hyde
Sidney Rigdon, Martin Harris, Joseph Smith, Jr., Alpheus C. Russell

The case of Bro. Martin Harris against whom certain charges were preferred by bro. Sidney Rigdon. One was that he told Esqr A[lpheus] C. Russell that Joseph drank too much liquor when he was translating the Book of Mormon and that he wrestled with many men and threw them &c. Another charge was, that he exalted himself above bro. Joseph, in that he said bro. Joseph knew not the contents of the book of Mormon until it was translated. Bro. Martin but that he himself knew all about it before it was translated. Bro. Martin said he did not tell Esqr Russell that bro. Joseph drank too much liquor while translating the book of Mormon, but this thing took place before the book of Mormon was translated. He confessed that his mind was darkened and that he had said many things inadvertently calculateid to wound the feelings of his brethren and promised to do better. The council forgave him and gave him much good advice.

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