Utah and the Mormons: The History, Government, Doctrines, Customs, and Prospects of the Latter-day Saints. From Personal Observation During a Six Months' Residence at Great Salt Lake City
"In the early part of the summer of 1852 I was solicited to discharge the duties of Secretary of the Territory of Utah ... The result has been a six months residence in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, embracing the severe winter of 1852-3 ... The aim has been to give a strictly impartial account of the Mormons as they have been and as they are, without abstaining, however, from a free expression of opinion, whenever the facts seemed to warrant a fair conclusion ..."--Preface.
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Page 116 - And again, as pertaining to the law of the Priesthood : If any man espouse a virgin, and desire to espouse another, and the first give her consent ; and if he espouse the second, and they are virgins, and have vowed to no other man, then is he justified ; he cannot commit adultery, for they are given unto him; for he cannot commit adultery with that that belongeth unto him and to no one else...
Page 278 - And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: and the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee : and he saith, I am not learned.
Page 347 - But if one or either of the ten virgins, after she is espoused, shall be with another man, she has committed adultery, and shall be destroyed...
Page 236 - God commanded Abraham, and Sarah gave Hagar to Abraham to wife. And why did she do it ? Because this was the law, and from Hagar sprang many people. This, therefore, was fulfilling, among other things, the promises.
Page 342 - ... therefore, when they are out of the world, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are appointed angels in heaven, which angels are ministering servants, to minister for those who are worthy of a far more and an exceeding and an eternal weight of glory...
Page 345 - And as ye have asked concerning adultery — verily, verily I say unto you, if a man receiveth a wife in the new and everlasting covenant, and if she be with another man, and I have not appointed unto her by the holy anointing, she hath committed adultery, and shall be destroyed.
Page 269 - And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed; he would not have fallen ; but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. And all things which were created must have remained in the same state which they were, after they were created ; and they must have remained for ever, and had no end.
Page 344 - ... murder, wherein ye shed innocent blood, and assent unto my death, after ye have received my new and everlasting covenant, saith the Lord God ; and he that abideth not this law can in no wise enter into my glory, but shall be damned, saith the Lord.