185 years ago today - Apr 13, 1837

[Wilford Woodruff]

Marriage being an institution of heaven & honourable in all, I accordingly accepted the honour upon this memorial day, by joining hands with Miss PHEBE W. CARTER in the bonds of matrimony and took upon ourselves the marriage Covenant. ... We were married at the house of President JOSepH SMITH, Jr. ...

President J. Smith Jr. was expecting to Solemnize the ceremony, but his life was so beset & sought for by wicked and ungodly men for the testimony of JESUS, that he was under the necessity of fleeing from his house & home for a few days.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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