120 years ago today - Jan 8, 1900

Snow issues his Manifesto:

"The Church has positively abandoned the practice of polygamy, or the solemnization of plural marriages, in this and every other State; and no member or officer thereof has any authority whatever to perform such plural marriages or enter into such relations. Nor does the Church advise or encourage unlawful cohabitation on the part of any of its members."

"If, therefore, any member disobeys the law, either as to polygamy or unlawful cohabitation, he must bear his own burden, or in other words be answerable to the tribunals of the land for his own action pertaining thereto."

In 1911, the 1st Presidency put this on equal footing with the 1890 and 1904 Manifestos.

[Quinn, LDS p 70-71; Tungate, Mel, Mormon Polygamy, http://www.tungate.com/polygamy.htm]

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