[Francis M. Lyman]
[Toquerville] Pres[ident] McArthur has reported that Bishop Bringhurst since death of first wife 10 months ago has his young wife in the family way and to save his neck proposed to marry her and make her his legal wife making a bridge of his second wives nose because he has now past bearing children, but has raised him 8 or 9 before and has grand children. It was thought he would ask advice of us, but instead he told me he had already married the young wife by stealth and without the knowledge of this other wife. He claims it is in accord with Pres[ident] Cannons ideas thou not by his direct counsel. I told him I feared he was making for himself such trouble as he never had dreamed of. I fear his own children as well as the people will condemn his course.
[Excerpts of Apostle Francis M. Lyman Diaries, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]