than myself, and he has eighteen other wives to please.”
Her intercourse with Gentiles has dispelled the mystic halo which surrounds a prophet's tent.
His harem is profaned, the mystery and sanctity of his life are gone.
Other, and more serious losses, have fallen on the polygamous saints.
, Godbe, Lawrence
, all the most liberal, prosperous, and enlightened members of their church, have either seceded or been expelled.
has not only fallen from the ranks, but with his first wife, Sister Fanny, has taken service in the Gentile camp.
When I was last in Zion
, the Stenhouses, man and wife, were strict upholders of polygamy.
The Elder had two wives living, Sister Fanny and Sister Belinda; besides his dead queen, Sister Carrie, who had been sealed to him for “the eternal worlds.”
was of English birth, a clever, handsome woman, who had given Belinda to her husband for his second wife.
Belinda came of saintly race, being a daughter of Parley Pratt
, the first apostle, called the Archer
of Paradise, and of Belinda Pratt
, the foremost female advocate of polygamy.
She was an