110 years ago today - Jan 15, 1910

[Joseph F. Smith, Letter to Anthony W. Ivins]
It has been reported to us that Elder Miles A. Romney has recently come from Mexico to you for the purpose of contracting a marriage with a young woman named Emily Burrell, and that he did procure a license here and did marry her, notwithstanding the fact that he already has a numerous family in Mexico.

As you are about to leave for our colonies in Mexico, we wish you to inquire into this matter, and if you find the facts to be as stated, it will be in order for you to instruct the local authorities to deal with Brother Romney on his fellowship in the Church, for violating the published declarations of the authorities of the Church on the question of plural marriage.

[Joseph F. Smith, Letter to Anthony W. Ivins, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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