[Eliza R. Snow]
"You ask, 'Did he [Joseph Smith] authorize or practice spiritual wifery? Were you a spiritual wife?' I certainly shall not acknowledge myself of having been a carnal one. … I am personally and intimately acquainted with several ladies now living in Utah who accepted the pure and sacred doctrine of plural marriage, and were the bona fide wives of Pres. Joseph Smith."
[Eliza R. Snow, Letter to Daniel Munns, May 30, 1877]