170 years ago today - Sep 17, 1843. Sunday.

[William Clayton Journal] I had some talk with Lydia. She seems to receive it [Joseph Smith's proposal] kindly but says she has promised her mother not to marry while her mother lives and she thinks she won't. [Clayton orginally wanted to marry Lydia, but Joseph Smith had a revelation that a man should not marry more than two sisters. Clayton agreed to let Smith marry her instead, but here, Lydia turns down the proposal]

[Source: George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton]

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