120 years ago today - Jan 9, 1897

[Joseph F. Smith]
With reference to the 'Manifesto' prohibiting plural marriages, I scarcely need to say more than that you expressed yourself on that matter, Strictly in accord with my own views and in harmony with the views of President [Wilford] Woodruff and the facts. The doctrine is not repealed, the truth is not annulled. The law is right and just, now as ever, but the observance of it is stopped. And as to the future, no man knows, only as it may be revealed to him, and no one is authorized to foretell. We may have opinions, but it may not be wise to express them for by doing so antagonism might be engendered. ...

[Source: Joseph F. Smith, Letter to A. Saxey, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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