135 years ago today - Oct 8, 1883

[Heber J. Grant]
Yesterday morning I made it a subject of prayer as to who I should endeavor to secure for a second wife I felt that the time had come when I should again make an attempt to practice plural marriage.

I wrote a number of names on pieces of paper and on one 'neither'. I put the papers in my pocket and prayed earnestly th to my Heavenly Father that I might draw the paper from my pocket with the name of the Sister on it that He desired me to try and secure for a second wife and provided He did not wish me to try to get either of the persons whose names I had written I asked that I might draw the name paper with 'neither' written on it'I drew the paper with 'Miss Winters' on it 'Miss Winters is almost a stranger to me' I simply know her enough to speak when we meet, but my slight acquaintance has been enough to make me think her just such a person as I should like for a wife.

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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