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“What a thing it is for a man to <be accused of> commiting adultery and have<ing> seven wives, when I can only find one”

Joseph Smith, Jr., Discourse – compiled by Leo Hawkins (Nauvoo, IL: The Stand, Sunday – 26 May 1844 – 10:00 am), 7-8.

He was married to no fewer than 34 women at the time.

“After receiving a revelation commanding him to practice plural marriage, Joseph Smith married multiple wives and introduced the practice to close associates.”

Gospel Topics Essays at “Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo” (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 16 April 2021).