180 years ago today - Sep 1, 1842

Joseph Smith editorializes in the TIMES AND SEASONS that "the public mind has been unjustly abused through the fallacy of Dr. Bennett's letters" and reminds readers that the church's rule for marriage was "that one man should have one wife; and one woman, but one husband." At this time Joseph Smith has married sixteen plural wives in addition to his legal wife, Emma.

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