170 years ago today - May 13, 1843

William Clayton writes: ". . . Sister Desdemona Fullmer came to see if she could board with me. I told her she could on Tuesday." Desdemona Fullmer had become a secret plural wife of Joseph Smith in 1842. By residing with the Claytons, she could maintain the confidentiality of her relationship with the prophet.

[Source: On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousMay 13, 2013

    "After 8 months, however, family disagreements caused Clayton to ask her to leave. See Clayton's journal entry for January 29, 1844."

    [Original Source: An Intimate Chronicle: The Journals of William Clayton, edited by George D. Smith, Signature Books (1995), p.101].


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