165 years ago today - Nov 18, 1858

President Young said we have sent Elders for several years to go among the Indians marry their squaws & identify themself with the Indians go and live with them but up to this day I Could not get an Elder to do it. I have said if any man Could get appointed to take my place I would show them how it was done. He said when an Elder goes among the Lamanites & finds a good spirited young squaw let him take her & make a wife of her & if any of the Brethren in the South want to take a squaw to wife let him go to Amasa while He is in the South & let him seal them the same as any body.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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