Joseph Smith/Polygamy/Plural wives/Sarah Ann Whitney

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Sarah Ann Whitney

Joseph Smith's letter to the Whitney family

Summary: It is claimed that on 18 August 1842 Joseph Smith wrote a “love letter” to Sarah Ann Whitney requesting a secret rendezvous or "tryst." Joseph had been sealed to Sarah Ann three weeks prior to this time.

Divine manifestations to plural wives, their families, and other members

Summary: Did those who entered into plural marriage do so simply because Joseph Smith (or another Church leader) "told them to"? Is this an example of "blind obedience"? No, they bore witness that only powerful revelatory experiences convinced them that the command was from God.

Joseph Smith's Polygamy: "Sarah Ann Whitney", by Brian C. Hales


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