140 years ago today - Mar 31, 1884

At 3 p.m President Taylor had a lengthy interview with President Joseph F. Smith and Patriarch John Smith. Memo. by President Taylor: 'There has been considerable dissatisfaction and complaint in regard to Patriarch John Smith. As it has become necessary that all of our officers and authorities should be placed in proper position, he as Patriarch, holding a very important position in the Church, should place himself right with regard to any matter that might be considered out of order. ... I told him then that one thing I had noticed about his affairs was that while he had taken a second wife a great many years ago, who so far as I know or had been informed was an honorable, virtuous and upright woman, he had neglected and seemed to treat lightly the covenant he had entered into with her. 'President Joseph F. Smith also bore testimony to the same thing, whereupon he tried to excuse himself, which excuses were satisfactory neither to myself nor Brother Joseph F. Smith. The latter
also stated to him that he set a very bad example in smoking, thus breaking the Word of Wisdom.'

[Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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