Question: What did Joshua M'Kune claim about Joseph Smith in the Hurlbut affidavits?

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Question: What did Joshua M'Kune claim about Joseph Smith in the Hurlbut affidavits?

Joshua M'Kune claimed that Joseph Smith, Jr. and Martin Harris were "artful seducers"

  • Claimed that Joseph Smith, Jr. and Martin Harris were "artful seducers."
  • Claimed that Joseph Smith, Jr. said that "(Smith's) first-born child was to translate the characters, and hieroglyphics, upon the Plates."
  • John Stafford, eldest son of William Stafford, would later testify, "[Martin Harris] was an honorable farmer; he was not very religious before the Book of Mormon was published." [1]

Notes

  1. William H. Kelly, "The Hill Cumorah, and the Book of Mormon," Saints' Herald 28 (1 June 1881): 167; cited in Dan Vogel (editor), Early Mormon Documents (Salt Lake City, Signature Books, 1996–2003), 5 vols, 2:123.