History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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said he did not tell  that Brother Joseph drank too much liquor while   the Book of Mormon, but this thing occurred  previous to the translating of the book; He confessed  that his mind was darkened, and that he had  said many things inadvertently, calculated to  wound the feelings of his brethren, and promisd  to do better. The forgave him, with much  good advice.
Brother was called in question for transgress[in]g  the word of wisdom, and for selling the revela tions at an extortionary price, while he was  journeying east with Father Lions. confessed, and the Council forgave him  upon his promising to do better and reform  his life.
Clerk.
13 February 1834 • Thursday
, Clay County, Feb 13th 1843 1834
A. Leonard, Esquire. Dear Sir, I have received  a line from Mr Pratt, who called on you a  few weeks since, to enquire if your services could  be secured in the prosecution of claims for damages  by our against the citizens of , and by his letter it appears that you  are willing to engage.— So far as I have conversed  with the principal leaders of our church they are  desirous to secure your services, which also meets  the approbation of our counsel in this ,  viz., Messrs. , , and, [William] Wood.
I write this a few moments before closing the  mail, and have not time to state particulars.  as to the extent of the suits, &c, but beleive that  four or five suits have been brought by ,  for the destruction of the , &c, &c,  and by and others for personal abuse,  &c, &c. I understand that at the next monday term  of the circuit court, petition will be made for  a change of Venue in , and I  suppose no case can be tried before next June  or october term. If it is expedient some one of [p. 426]
said he did not tell that Brother Joseph drank too much liquor while the Book of Mormon, but this thing occurred previous to the translating of the book; He confessed that his mind was darkened, and that he had said many things inadvertently, calculated to wound the feelings of his brethren, and promisd to do better. The forgave him, with much good advice.
Brother was called in question for transgressing the word of wisdom, and for selling the revelations at an extortionary price, while he was journeying east with Father Lions. confessed, and the Council forgave him upon his promising to do better and reform his life.
Clerk.
13 February 1834 • Thursday
, Clay County, Feb 13th 1834
A. Leonard, Esquire. Dear Sir, I have received a line from Mr Pratt, who called on you a few weeks since, to enquire if your services could be secured in the prosecution of claims for damages by our against the citizens of , and by his letter it appears that you are willing to engage.— So far as I have conversed with the principal leaders of our church they are desirous to secure your services, which also meets the approbation of our counsel in this , viz., Messrs. , , and, William Wood.
I write this a few moments before closing the mail, and have not time to state particulars. as to the extent of the suits, &c, but beleive that four or five suits have been brought by , for the destruction of the , &c, &c, and by and others for personal abuse, &c, &c. I understand that at the next monday term of the circuit court, petition will be made for a change of Venue in , and I suppose no case can be tried before next June or october term. If it is expedient some one of [p. 426]
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