145 years ago today - Aug 17, 1874,

William Clayton appears before notary public John T. Caine and swears out an affidavit giving in greater detail than any other document the circumstances surrounding the origin of the written revelation on polygamy later published as section 132 of the D&C. He does this to counter charges by Joseph Smith's son, Joseph Smith III, president of the RLDS church that polygamy was not started by his father..

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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