120 years ago today - Mar 17, 1900

[Brigham Young Jr.]

[In Durango, Colorado:] Clint Burnham & girl arr[anged]. to have me seal them but I did not. They took one room opposite mine. I suggested they should dust off with door open and when I knocked at their door Clint said you can't come in. I said do you want to be married before you go down to dinner. he said just as you say. I was astounded that they locked themselves in one room. Soon they came out and Clint then said this is my wife. after your departure from Fruitland [New Mexico] I wrote to Pres[ident] [Lorenzo] Snow and obtained permission to have our Bishop marry and I would come to the Temple later. Did you say that you were to meet me at Durango and be sealed. No. well then you must fulfill your agreement with Pres[ident]. S[now]. I decline to seal you here.

[Brigham Young Jr. Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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