Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 88: August 26, 1926Polygamy, remember, was part, though by no means the essential part, of the Mormon religion. And accordingly, when the United States Government passed a law abolishing it and providing that only the first wife of a Mormon should be recognised by law, the Mormons challenged that law in the Supreme Court, and, having lost t...
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went to prison rather than renounce their celestial sisters or make illegitimate those children who, according to their Church, were as legitimate as yours or mine. Until, in the end, after six years of struggle, during which the Mormon Church was actually deprived of its lands and properties, anglo-saxondom reached its usual com promise. The plural wives and children of the past were declared legitimate, provided that polygamy for the future Should be barred.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.