Apostle Geo. Teasdale. ... Knew the principles of the gospel—[and] of plural marriage-to be true, and that the purposes of God could not be fully accomplished without the practice of this latter law.
...Brother Merrill remarked that he has 8 wives, 46 children, and 150 grandchildren. Said that he taught his family the doctrine of plural marriage upon the occasion mentioned. ... Said that he believed the Lord would give righteous men power to save their children, though some may be wayward. I had a strong impression upon a certain occasion—it was in the nature of a manifestation—that Pres. Snow would have power to save all his children.
[Source: Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson]