120 years ago today - Mar 8, 1904

Apostle, and U.S. Senator, Reed Smoot's 25-year-old personal secretary, Carl A. Badger writes: "I believe, that we all feel that the case is much more serious than it was ever thought it would be. . . . " The Senate investigation on seating Smoot has just begun and lasts for three more years. Concerning Church President Joseph F. Smith's recent testimony before the committee Badger writes: "The admissions made by President Smith have aroused great newspaper indignation, . . ." President Smith had admitted to continuing to live with his plural wives after the manifesto in violation of both the laws of the land and of the church.

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