John Whitmer on Kirtland secret combinations and plurality of wives.

Date
1838 - 1847
Type
Manuscript
Source
John Whitmer
Excommunicated
Hearsay
Holograph
Unsourced
Reference

"John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847," 86, The Joseph Smith Papers website, accessed August 11, 2021

Scribe/Publisher
N/A
People
Sidney Rigdon, Joseph Smith, Jr., John Whitmer
Audience
N/A
Transcription

In the fall of 1836, Joseph Smith Jr. S Rigdon & others of the Leaders of the church at Kirtland Ohio, Established a bank for the purpose of Speculation and the whole church partook of the same Spirit, they were lifted up in pride, and lusted after the forbiden things of God such as covetousness, & in secret combination, spiritual wife doctrine, that is pleurality of wives . . .

BHR Staff Commentary

John Whitmer had been excommunicated (March 10, 1838) at the time of writing this entry, as he references it in the chapter before.

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