115 years ago today - Aug 22, 1905

During the life of President Wilford Woodruff, Bro[ther] Isaiah Cox of St. George died, and his wives, not feeling satisfied with the course their husband had taken, represented their case to the then First Presidency, and permission was given them to be released from their husband, and acting upon this permission the sealings were cancelled. About 2 or 3 weeks ago Sister Martha Cox called upon us in behalf of herself and the other two wives, Henryeta and Elizabeth in relation to their present condition; and after du[ly] considering the matter, and at the same time paying due respect to the personal feelings of these sisters we suggested the advisibility of their being sealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith or some other one of our leading men, deceased, with the understanding that in the hereafter a proper and righteous disposition should be made of their case. Sister Martha conveyed our mind in writing to sisters Henryetta and Elizabeth, all of whom have since elected to be sealed, with the understanding expressed, to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and you are hereby authorized therefore to perform the sealings accordingly.

[Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder, and Anthon H. Lund to David H. Cannon, Aug. 22, 1905, quoted in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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