100 years ago today - Mar 16, 1921

[George F. Richards]

He [Heber J. Grant] then spoke 30 minutes on the subject of recent plural marriages and the encouraging of same. Any who know anything about what is going on should report to the President of the Temple, &c. President Grant said to me in the temple that he thanked the Lord that I not only have the kind & genuine disposition but the will of my own to do what I am convinced is right to do. Sister Edna L. Smith related a dream she had some time ago in which President Smith appeared to her in the Celestial room and told her this temple must be dusted. Three times he told her with increasing emphasis. She says it did not refer to ordinary dust but that there were things in the temple that were not right. She said Pres. Lund never would have righted them. She says she knew that I was to preside here. We are making some discoveries and we are dusting the temple. Yesterday I had to ask a brother to remain away from the temple until he gets his family affairs settled. To-day I had a conversation with an other brother on plural marriage charge. He did not deny having performed such marriages recently (Israel Barlow.)

[George F. Richards, Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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