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“ [202] law as it is given to us, and to enjoy the blessings offered by God to his obedient Saints.”

Taylor is no doubt right. The system of White polygamy, which droops and fades in presence of the Gentiles, springs and spreads in presence of the Snakes and Utes — a fact of facts: the full significance of which is hardly seen by Taylor and his brother Saints.

No sooner was the railway built, the valley opened, and the stranger admitted, than a change of view set in. Some elders, including Godbe, Walker, Harrison, and Lawrence, began a new movement, favouring liberty of trade and leading up towards liberty of thought. They tried to bring in science, and to found a critical magazine. Stenhouse was of their party, though he had not yet seceded from his Church. Belief in polygamy as a divine institution was the first thing to go down. On turning to the original seer, these critics found good reason to conclude that plurality was one of the additions made by Brigham Young to the gospel taught by Joseph Smith. Smith had only one wife. That lady, still alive, asserts that neither in public nor in private was the prophet ever sealed or

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