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The marriage vows of Joseph Smith, Jr. and Melissa Lott, recalled in 1892…

“You both mutually agree to be each other’s companion, husband and wife, observing the legal rights belonging to this condition, that is, keeping yourselves wholly for each other, and from all others during your lives…”

“I was married to him for time and all eternity.”


see Todd Compton, In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 15 December 1997), 597-598; Melissa Lott, under oath, Temple Lot Case.