On this episode, we begin with a letter Emma Smith wrote to Governor Thomas Carlin reasoning and pleading for exoneration of her husband. Then we get into the complicated and controversial nature of a letter Joseph Smith wrote to his old friends, the Whitney family. We discuss the polygamous marriage of Sarah Ann Whitney to Joseph Smith in July 1842 and how it provides context for the letter to the entire Whitney family.
JS Journal Dec 1841-Dec 1842
Joseph Smith, John C. Bennet, and the Extradition Attempt, 1842
Sarah Ann Whitney
Sarah Ann Whitney Biography
Michael Marquardt The Strange Marriages of Sarah Ann Whitney to Joseph Smith the Mormon Prophet
Did Joseph Smith have sex with his wives?
Michael Quinn The Newel K. Whitney Family
Joseph Smith’s letter to the Whitney Family
Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/