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The voice of innocence from Nauvoo, 1844 March 9
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The voice of innocence from Nauvoo
Statement refuting O. F. Bostwick's accusations about moral character of women of Nauvoo. Document was read in Relief Society meetings and approved. Document upholds sanctity of marriage and denounces spiritual wife system and polygamy. This copy was made by Thomas Bullock and is signed by Relief Society president Emma Smith and secretary pro tem Hannah Ells. Includes separate preface written by Willard Richards indicating statement was approved unanimously by members of Relief Society at four separate meetings. Original draft manuscript by W. W. Phelps is in Joseph Smith Collection (MS 155).