180 years ago today - Sep 17, 1843. Sunday.

[William Clayton]

I had some talk with Lydia. She seems to receive it kindly but says she has promised her mother not to marry while her mother lives and she thinks she won't.

[Clayton had asked Joseph Smith if he (Clayton) could marry Lydia Moon. Clayton was already married to two Moon sisters. Smith replied with a revelation stating that more than two wives was likely to cause "wrangles." After informing Clayton of the revelation, Smith asked if Clayton minded if he (Smith) married Moon instead, who which Clayton agreed. Clayton asked Moon on behalf on Smith. The preceding is Clayton's synopsis of his conversation with Lydia Moon.]

[George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://bit.ly/WilliamClayton]

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