180 years ago today - Jul 4, 1842

Joseph Smith asks his Independence Day audience composed of members and non-members if there is any truth to the charge that he practices a "plurality of wives to which no one responds. He then answered himself: "No, not one! There is the answer.

[Hales, Brian C., Joseph Smith's Polygamy: History and Theology, 3 vols., Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2013 (www.JosephSmithsPolygamy.com)]

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