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Mormon Decisions 10Intimate Disciple, a Portrait of Willard Richards, by Claire Noall, 1957, p. 407; “Willard realized that Emma had refused to believe that any of theRichards Willard young women boarding at the Mansion when it was first used as a hotel had been married to Joseph. She had struck Eliza Snow at the head of the stairs, and Eliza, it was whispered, had lost her unborn child.”

 

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Mormon Decisions 10Women of Mormondom, p. 191; “Brightest among these spirits, and nearest in the circle to our Father and Mother in heaven (the Father being Adam), were Seth, Enoch, Noah, and Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus Christ-Smith Joseph Eliza Roxcy Snow

These are the sons and daughters of Adam-the Ancient of Days-the Father and God of the whole human family. These are the sons and daughters of Michael, who is Adam, the father of the spirits of all our race. These are the sons and daughters of Eve, the Mother of a world.” – Eliza Roxcy Snow

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Mormon Decisions 10Orson Pratt “Minutes of the Meeting of the Council of the Twelve in Historian’s Upper Room,” April 5, 1860, 10 a.m; “I have heard brotherOrson Pratt Brigham say that Adam is the Father of our spirits, and he came here with his resurrected body, to fall for his own children; and I said to him, it leads to an endless number of falls, which leads to sorrow and death: that is revolting to my feelings, even if it were not sustained by revelation.”

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Mormon Decisions 10Historical Record, v. 6, p. 240; “I was married to Joseph Smith on the 4th of March 1843… My sister Eliza was also married to Joseph a few days later. This was done without the knowledge of Emma Smith.”

Life of Heber C. Kimball (Apostle), by Orson F. Whitney, pp. 335-336; “… my father… was taught the plural wife doctrine, and was told by Joseph, the Prophet, three times, to go and take a certain woman as his wife; but not till heHeber C Kimball commanded him in the name of the Lord did he obey. At the same time Joseph told him not to divulge this secret, not even to my mother, for fear that she would not receive it… This was one of the greatest test of his faith he had ever experienced. The thought of deceiving the kind and faithful wife of his youth… was more than he felt able to bear…. his sorrow and misery were increased by the thought of my mother hearing it from some other source, which would no doubt separate them, and he shrank from the thought of such a thing, or of causing her any unhappiness.”

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Mormon Decisions 10Gospel Topics, ‘Journal of Discourses’; “The Journal of Discourses is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a compilation of sermons and other materials from the early years of the Church, which were transcribed and then published. It included some doctrinal instruction but also practical teaching, some of which is speculative in nature and some of which is only of historical interest…The content of the Journal of Discourses was transcribed, sometimes inaccurately, and published between 1854 and 1886 in England…The Journal of Discourses includes interesting and insightful teachings by early Church leaders; however, by itself it is not an authoritative source of Church doctrine.”

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 6:96; “We believe that we have a correct idea of the character of the Son from the writings of the Apostles, so far as theybrigham young learned it. But while he was tabernacling in the flesh, he was more or less contaminated with fallen nature. While he was here, in a body that his mother Mary bore him, he was more or less connected with and influenced by this nature that we have received.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, November 29, 1857

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Mormon Decisions 10Gospel Doctrine, p. 272; “The house of the Lord is a house of order and not a house of confusion; and that means that the man is not without theJoseph F. Smith woman in the Lord, neither is the woman without the man in the Lord; and that no man can be saved and exalted in the kingdom of God without the woman, and no woman can reach the perfection and exaltation in the kingdom of God alone. That is what it means.” – Joseph F. Smith

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