[T]he Spiritual wife doctrine came upon me abroad in such a manner [as] I [could] never forget.'[O]ne blood particular things belong to, after all we are of one blood & one flesh all the nations of the earth.'Joseph said I command you to go & get another wife. I felt as if the grave was better for me than anything,'but I was filled with the Holy Ghost that my wife & Bro: Kimballs wife would upbraid me for lightness in those days.'I could jump up & hollow. my blood clear as India Rum, my flesh clear, [but] I said to /Joseph/, suppose I should apostatize, would my family not be worse of[f?]. Joseph said certain bounds [are] set to men & if a man [is] faithful & pure to these bounds'[then] God will take him out of the world if he sees him falter.' [and] he'll take him to himself.'You have passed these bounds Brigham,'& this [is your] consolation.'[B]ut I never had any fears of not being saved.'[T]hen I said to Joseph I am ready to go a head, [then] he passed certain bounds before certain revelations [were] given.
[Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]