155 years ago today - Oct 6, 1867

[Wilford Woodruff]
6 The Young people are required to Marry & multiply and replenish the Earth. This is the Commandment of God And I wish to say to the Young Ladies when the young Brethren make proposals of Marriage to them do not ask them how many Carriages they have got or how much gold & silver, but ask are they virtueous, honest, industrious. Are they Saints & willing to obey Council? If so marry them & God will bless you. All the requirements in property I have herd was that they should have 3 straw beds all but the ticks.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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