180 years ago today - Aug 22, 1843

Flora Woodworth said that she "felt condemned for" her "rash" decision "in a reckless moment" to marry a young non-Mormon. Flora had impulsively married Carlos Gove the day after her confrontation on 22 August 1843 with Emma Smith, who jealousy demanded the gold watch her husband had given to Flora. Flora then had two subsequent trysts with the 37-year-old Prophet in William Clayton's house later that week.

["Evidence For The Sexual Side of Joseph Smith's Polygamy," Comments by D. Michael Quinn on Session #2A "Reconsidering Joseph Smith's Marital Practices," Mormon History Association's Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 29 June 2012 (unabbreviated version, revised during July)]

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