120 years ago today - Oct 9, 1898

[Heber J. Grant]
Gusta, my cousin Anthony W. Ivins and I chatted until 1115. Speaking of plural marriage he said there were quite a number of them being performed in Mexico. Said he was on hand and willing to take another wife if his brethren felt that it was the wisest thing to do under all the circumstances. He had no desire for another wife, but at the same time had a strong desire to [not] to fail in doing any duty devolving upon him and he wanted me and my fellow apostles to know that he was on hand to perform any and every duty required of him.

Had all his life accepted in his heart of plural marriage and was making an effort to get another wife when the Manifesto came along.

I was glad to have him say this much.

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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