135 years ago today - Nov 21, 1880

Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner wrote in a letter to Emmeline B. Wells

"He [Joseph Smith Jr.] was commanded to take me for a wife," and ""I could tell you why I stayed with Mr. Lightner. Things the leaders of the Church does not know anything about. I did just as Joseph told me to do, as he knew what troubles I would have to contend with.""

[Source: Exploring Mormonism: Polygamy Timeline, http://www.exploringmormonism.com/polygamy-timeline/]

1 comment:

  1. taken from Van Wagoner, Mormon Polygamy, p.43.


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