125 years ago today - Apr 23, 1898

Joseph H. Dean, former president of the Samoan Mission, records how First Presidency Counselor George Q. Cannon authorizes and assists him to marry his plural wife after the Manifesto: "He [Cannon] approves of my going to Mexico, and thinks it would be a good thing for me to do. Consents to my taking Sister A. [Amanda W. Anderson] ma faaipoipo [Samoan translation: for a bride]. Says that when ever we are ready to call upon him and he will give us the necessary documents." Ten days later Cannon gives Dean "the necessary document" to allow him to be sealed to a plural wife.

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