Joseph and church members drink wine for refreshment.

Jan 14, 1836
Personal Journal / Diary
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Scribed Verbatim

14 January 1836, Journal, 1835–1836, pp. 113–114, The Joseph Smith Papers website, accessed August 11, 2021

Warren Parrish
Joseph Smith, Jr.

I found a large company assembled, the house was filled to overflowing, we opened our interview by singing and prayer suited to the occasion after which I made some remarks in relation to the duties that are incumbent on husbands and wives, in particular the great importance there is in cultivating the pure principles of the institution, in all it’s bearings, and connexions with each other and society in general

I then invited them to arise and join hands, and pronounced the ceremony according to the rules and regulations of the Church of the latterday Saints

Closed after which I pronounced such blessings upon their heads as the Lord put into my heart even even the blessings of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, and dismissed by singing and prayer we then took some refreshment our hearts were made glad with the fruit of the vine, this is according to pattern, set by our Saviour himself, and we feel disposed to patronize all the institutions of heaven

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