115 years ago today - 1906 November 23

Joseph F. Smith goes to trial on charges of "unlawful cohabitation" with 4 women in addition to his lawful wife. He pleads guilty and pays a fine of $300. He wasn't excommunicated, dispite his warning threat in the 2nd manifesto. 13 months earlier, President Smith forced the resignation of apostles Matthias F. Cowley and John W. Taylor for their continued involvement in polygamy (Deseret Evening News, November 23, 1906)

[Hemlock Knots: Monogamy polygamy timeline in the LDS Mormon church]

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