140 years ago today - Oct 26, 1882 • Thursday

[George Q. Cannon]
Bro. Seymour B. Young enquired of me my views this evening respecting his taking another wife — whether under the present circumstances he ought to go on and risk the consequences of discovery &c. I talked very plainly to him, gave him my experience, and said that under the circumstances I knew very well that I should feel it was an imperative duty to obey that command, putting my trust in the Lord who had given the command. He compared himself to the young man to whom the Savior made the reply about giving his goods to the poor. "He went away sorrowful."

[John Taylor had recently received a revelation indicatig that church leaders should be practicing plural marriage. The revelation stated "You may appoint Seymour B. Young to fill up the vacancy in the presiding quorum of Seventies, if he will conform to my law."]

[The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]

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