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Table of Contents
Title Page, Introductions, and List of Illustrations.
THE DAYS OF MY CHILDHOOD. - WHY I EVER WAS A
An Important Question.- Born in Mormonism. - Telling my own Story. - Joseph Smith's Mission. - He preaches a New Dispensation. My Parents Introduced to the Reader. - The Days before Polygamy. - My Mother's Childhood. - Learning under Difficulties - First Thoughts of Mormonism. - Received into the Church. - Persecution for the Faith. - Forsaking all for the New Religion. - First Acquaintance with the Apostle Brigham. - His Ambitious Intrigues. - His Poverty. - His Mission-work. - Deceptive Appearances. - My Mothers Marriage. - A Brief Dream of Happiness. - That Sweet Word "Home." - The Prophet Smith turns Banker. - The "Kirtland Safety Society Bank." - The Prophet and Sidney Rigdon Flee. - A Moment of Hesitation. - Another "Zion" Appointed. - Losing All for the Church. - Privation and Distress. - Sidney Rigdon and his "Declaration of Independence." - He Excites an Immense Sensation. - Mobs Assemble and Fights Ensure. - Lively Times among the Saints. - The Outrages of the Danites.
FOUNDING THE NEW RELIGION. - ASSASSINATION OF
The Saints expelled from Missouri. - They cross the Mississippi into Illinois. - Forming a New Settlement. - Arrival in Quincy. - A Kind Reception. - The City of "Nauvoo" Founded. - A New Temple Begun. - Great Success of the Foreign Missions. - The Saints flock from Europe. - Thousands assemble in Nauvoo. - The Prophet Joseph applies for a City Charter. - Nauvoo Incorporated. - The Saints Petition the National Government. - The Prophet visits Washington. - His Interview with President Van Buren. - He Coquets with Politics. - He Stands on the Edge of the Precipice. - The Saints in Danger. - The Prophet Smith nominated for President. - He tries to find the "Golden Way." - Mormon Missionaries preach Politics. - The Prophet looks towards the Pacific Coast - The Blind Obedience of the Saints. -The Real Devotion of their Faith. - Gentile Opinions. - How Boggs was Shot in the Head. - The Spiritual-Wife Doctrine. - Dr. William Law Protests. - Terrible Charges against the Prophet.- The "Nauvoo Expositor." - The Prophet Surrenders. - He is Murdered in Jail.
THE "REVELATION ON CELESTIAL MARRIAGE." - TROUBLE
AMONG THE SAINTS.
The Announcement of Polygamy. - " Celestial Marriage." - Joseph "sets himself Right." - Mrs. Smith is very Rebellious. - Mrs. Smith's Adopted Daughter. - The Prophet too fond of Fanny. - Mrs. Smith takes her in Hand. - Marital Storms. - Oliver Cowdery called In. - He goes and "Does Likewise." - Joseph first Preaches Polygamy. - The Saints Rebel. - The Revelation given in Secret. - Eleven "Adopted Daughters" sealed to the Prophet. - A Domestic Squall in the Prophet's House - Nancy Rigdon Insulted by Joseph. - Sidney's Zeal Grows Cold. - How Celestial Marriage was Introduced. - Mr. Noble begins to Build Up his Kingdom. -The first Plural Marriage. - False Position of the Second Wife. - John C. Bennett. - His Profligacy and Crimes. - He Apostatizes and Writes a Book. - Joseph Defends Himself. - Apostasy of an Apostle's Wife. - The Prophet in Difficulties. - The Revelation on "Celestial Marriage."
AFTER JOSEPH'S DEATH. - BRIGHAM YOUNG ELECTED
Kindness of the Gentiles. - Strangers in a Strange Land. - My Parents join the Saints in Nauvoo. - They Purchase Land in the City. - Are shamefully Defrauded. - Joseph's Unfaithful Friends. - My Parents are left almost Destitute. - I am Born in the Midst of Troubles. - The Saints Bewildered. - Who should Succeed Joseph? - Sidney Rigdon's Claims to the Presidency. - He returns to Nauvoo. - Has Dreams and Visions. - He Promises to "Pull Little Vic's Nose." - The Apostles hear of the Prophet's Murder. - They hasten to Nauvoo. - Brigham begins his Successful Intrigues. - He Settles Sidney Rigdon. - An Extraordinary Trial. - Brigham's Idea of Free Voting. - Women's Suffrage in Utah. - Why Brigham gave the Franchise to the Women. - My own Experience as a Voter - Brigham Dictates what I'm to Do. - I obey Quietly. - How Sidney Rigdon was Deposed. - Brigham Rules the Church.
MY FATHER'S PLURAL WIFE. - CHILDHOOD IN POLYGAMY.
Childhood in Mormondom. - A striking Contrast. - The Sorrows of my Earliest Years. - How my Mother received Polygamy. - Submitting to the Rod. - Clinging to Love and Home. - Resigning all for Religion. - Strange ways of glorifying God. - The Reward of Faithfulness. - The Prophet Joseph imparts a New Religious Mystery. - The Breaking up of a Home. - Fears of Rebellion. - The Struggle of Faith against Nature. - Seeking Rest, but finding None. - Brigham's "Counsels." - A New Wife Selected. My Parents enter into Polygamy. - The New Bride, Elizabeth. - The Marriage Ceremony. - My Mother Sealed. - She is to become a Queen. - Domestic Arrangements in Polygamy. - Bearing the Cross. - A First Wife's Sorrows. - Where does Polygamy Hurt? - The Mormon Husband; his Position and Privileges.
FORSAKING DEAR ZION. - WE FIND A NEW HOME IN THE
A New Home in the Far West. - Dangerous Neighbors. - Some very Unpleasant Stories. - Seeking a New Home. - Preparing to Depart. - Life at Winter-Quarters. - A Lively Time in the Temple. - "Little Dancin' Missy." - Bound for Salt Lake Valley. - Life by the Way. - Songs of the Saints. - A False Prophecy. - "The Upper California." - Saintly Profanity. - A Soul-stirring Melody. - The Saints Excited. - Beside the Camp-Fires. -The Journey Ending. - Entering Zion. -The Valley of the Great Salt Lake
OUR WELCOME TO "ZION." - UTAH IN THE EARLY DAYS.
Our Welcome to Zion. - Housekeeping under Difficulties. - Our First Home in Utah. - The Second Wife's Baby. - The Young Mother. - A very Delicate Position. - Doctors at a Discount. - Brigham's Wife turns Midwife. - An Obedient Woman. - Taking Care of the Baby. - Practising Economy. - The Path of the Crickets. - Too much Cracked Wheat. - Building the First Mill. - Brother Brigham Speechifies. - Tea at Five Dollars per Pound. - Californian Gold Discovered. - Building up Zion. - Brigham's " Dress Reform." - A Rather Queer Costume. - The Women "Assert" Themselves. - Clara Decker Rebels. - How the Prophet treats his Wives. - I ask for some Furs, and am Snubbed - How the Prophet doled out his Silk. - Eliza Snow and Fanny's Finery. - The Prophet Snubs Eliza. - He Combats the "Grecian Bend." - Dancing among the Saints. - Polygamy Denied. - How the Saints received It. - A Nice Little Family Arrangement.
TROUBLES UNDER THE NEW SYSTEM.
The Sorrows of My Uncle. - "It's a Hopeless Fix." - A Woman's Argument about Polygamy. - My Mother "labors" with a First Wife. - Wife No. 2 "Walks Off." - Marrying a Widow and her Two Daughters. - Mrs. Webb becomes a Wife No. 2. - Wife No. 1 throws Brickbats into the Nuptial Chamber. - She clears the Field of Extra Wives. - "Building up the Kingdom." - The Atrocious Villainies of Orson Pratt. - How he has Seduced Innocent Girls. - Brigham's Nephew Rebels. - Trouble in the Prophet's Family - Forgetting a Wife's Face. - A Woman who liked Polygamy
THE HARDSHIPS AND PERILS OF LIFE IN A NEW COUNTRY.
"Killed by the Indians." - How Apostates Disappeared. - A Suspicious Fact. - How Brigham "took care" of the People's Property. - The Mormon Battalion. - Brigham Pockets the Soldiers' Pay. - How Proselytes were Made. - Scapegraces sent on Mission. - My Father goes to Europe. - How Missionaries' wives are Left. - Collecting funds for the Missionaries. - Brigham Embezzles the Money. - The " Church Train." - Joseph A. Young as a Missionary. - His Misdoings in St. Louis. - What Brother Brown said of Him. - The Perpetual Emigration Fund. - How the Money was Raised. - Cheating the Confiding Saints. - How Brigham Manages the Missionaries' Property. - The "Church" makes Whiskey for the Saints. - The Missionaries bring home new Wives. - How English Girls are Deceived. - My First Baptism.
THE UTAH "REFORMATION." - "A REIGN OF
THE BLOOD-ATONEMENT PREACHED.
The Beginning of the Reformation. - The Payson Saints Stirred Up. - What the Wicked "Saints" had been Doing Secretly. - The Old Lady who stole a Radish. - Confessing the sins of Others. - A System of Espionage. - Brigham bids them "Go Ahead" - The Story of Brother Jeddy's Mule. - The Saints receive a terrible Drubbing. - Great Excitement in Mormondom. - How the Saints were Catechized. - Indelicate Questions are put to Everybody. - My Mother and Myself Confess. - The Labors of the Home Missionaries. - Making Restitution. - Everybody is Re-baptized. - Cut off Below their Ears." - The "Blood-Atonement" Preached. - Murder recommended in the Tabernacle. - Cutting their Neighbors' throats for Love. - A Reign of Terror in Utah. - Fearful Outrages Committed. - Murdered "by the Indians"? - Brigham advises the Assassination of Hatten. - Murder of Almon Babbitt, Dr. Robinson, the Parrishes, and Others. - Bloodshed the Order of the Day
"DIVINE EMIGRATION." - THE PROPHET AND THE HAND-
Early Emigration to Utah. - The Prophet Meditates Economy. - The "Divine Plan" Invented. - How it was Revealed to the Saints. - They Prepare to "Gather to Zion." - How the Hand-Carts were Built. - The Sufferings of the Emigrants. - On Board Ship. - An Apostolic Quarrel. - Base Conduct of the Apostle Taylor. -The Saints arrive in Iowa City. - How the Summer-time was Wasted. - Beginning a Terrible Journey. - Suffering by the Way. - "Going Cheap." - They reach Council Bluffs. - Levi Savage Behaves Bravely. - Lying Prophecy of the Apostle Richards. - How the Emigrants were Deceived. - Brigham Young sends Help to Them. - Two Apostles are Denounced. - The Prophet in a Fix. - He lays His own Sins on the Backs of Others. - Preparing to Receive the Emigrants.
BRIGHAM'S HAND-CART SCHEME, CONTINUED. - FAILURE
OF THE "DIVINE PLAN."
Arrival of the First Train. - Fearful Sufferings of the Emigrants. - Women and Girls toiling at the Carts. - The Prophet's "Experiment." - Burying the Dead. - Greater Mortality among the Men. - Arrival of Assistance. - Hand-Cart Songs. - scenes in the Camp of the Emigrants. - How every Prophecy of the Elders was Falsified. - How the Tennant Family were Shamelessly Robbed. - One of the Vilest Swindles of the Prophet. - Mr. Tennant's Unhappy Death. - His Wife Views the "Splendid Property." Bought from Brigham. - Brigham Cheats her out of her Last Dollar. - She is reduced to Abject Poverty. - The Apostle Taylor Hastens to Zion. - Richards and Spencer are made Scape-goats. - Brigham evades all responsibility. - Utter Failure of the "Divine Plan."
THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS' MASSACRE. - "VENGEANCE IS
MINE: I WILL REPAY."
The Results of the Reformation. - The Story of a Fiendish Deed. - The Peoples Mouths Closed. - How the Dreadful Crime was Hushed Up. - Judge Cradlebaughs Efforts to Unravel the Mystery. - Who were the Guilty Ones -The Emigrants on the Way to Utah. The People Forbidden to sell them Food. - They Arrive at Salt Lake City is Ordered to Break Camp. - In need of Supplies. - Who was accountable - Why the Mormons hated the Emigrants. - The Story of Parley P Pratt. - How he Seduced McLean's Wife. - Their Journey to Cedar City. - Hungry and Weary, but still Pressing On. - They Reach the Mountain Meadows. - Attacked by "the Indians." - The Emigrants Besieged. - Dying of Thirst. - Two little Girls shot by the Mormons an Appeal for help. - The Last Hope of the Besieged.-Waiting for Death.
BETRAYED AND MURDERED. - TRAIL OF JOHN D. LEE.
The "White Flag of Peace. - Friends in the Distance. - A Cruel Deception. - Mormon Fiends plan their Destruction. - John D. Lee's Crocodile Tears. -"Lay down your Arms, and Depart in Peace." - A Horrible Suspicion. - The Massacre. - The Scene of Blood. - No Mercy for Women and Children. - Robbed and Outraged. - Murdered by Lee's Own Hand. - The Field of Slaughter. -Dividing the Property of the Murdered Ones. - Brigham Young Demands his Share. - Haunted by Spectres. - John D. Lee's Trial. - Instigated by Brigham. - No Justice in Utah. - Lee's Confession made to Shield the False Prophet. - Eight Mormon and Four Gentile Jurors. - What was to be Expected?
THE BLOOD-ATONEMENT. - THE DESTROYING ANGELS. -
DANITES AND THEIR DEEDS.
Sweet, Saintly Sentiments. -"He ought to have his Throat cut." - Too many Gentiles About. - The Spirit of "Blood-Atonement" Still Cherished. - Present Position of Apostates. - How they used to be "Cut Off." - Cutting Men off below the Ears." - How "Accidents" happened to People who "Knew too Much." - How Mr. Langford expressed his Opinion too Freely. - Mormon Friends kindly advise him to "Shut Up." - Be on your Guard!" - Poetry among the Saints: a Popular Song. - Human Sacrifices Proposed! - How Saints were taught to Atone for their Sins. - "Somebody" ready to shed their Blood. - "The Destroying Angels:" who they were, and what they did. - Saints told to do their own "Dirty Work." - People who ought to be "Used up." - Murdering by Proxy - Brigham Young proved to be the Vilest of Assassins. - Hideous Crimes of Porter Rockwell and Bill Hickman. - How Rockwell tried to Murder Governor Boggs. - Hickman Confesses his Atrocious Crimes. - Six Men Robbed of 25,000 and then Used Up." - Another Frightful Assassination. - A Council of Mormon Murderers. - The "Church" orders the Assassination of the Aikin Party
FRIGHTFUL DEEDS OF BLOOD. - MORMONISM IN ITS TRUE
The Yates Murder. - Brigham and the Leading Mormons Arrested for the Crime. - Mr. Yates accused of being a Spy. - He is Arrested, and his Goods Seized. - Bill Hickman takes possession of the Prisoner's Body. - Brigham Embezzles his Gold. - Another Saint steals his Watch. - Hickman carries him to Jones's Camp. - He is Murdered there while Asleep. - Hickman asks Brigham for a Share of the Spoil. - The Prophet refuses; sticks to every Cent. - Hickman's "faith" in Mormonism is Shaken. - His fellow-murder Apostates Outright. - How Bill was finally paid in Wives. - He tries a little matter of Seventeen. - Fiendish Outrage at San Pete. - Bishop Snow contrives the Damnable Deed - The fate of his Victims. - A Mysterious Marriage. - The Feather-beds and the Prophet. - Mrs. Lewis comes to Live with Me.
TROUBLE IN OUR OWN FAMILY. - LOUISE COMES UPON
Increase of Polygamy. - Marrying going on Day and Night. - "Taking a Wife and Buying a Cow." - A Faithful Husband in a Fix. - How Men got "Married on the Sly." - How Wives were Driven Crazy by their Wrongs. - My Father Marries Considerably. - He "Goes in" for the Hand-Cart Girls. - Marries a Couple to begin with. - Takes a Third the same Month. - Rapid Increase of his "Kingdom." - How the Girls Chose Husbands. - Instructing the New Wives in our Family. - Louise doesn't want to Work. - My Father goes on Mission Again. - Louise Flirts and Rebels. - She is Scolded and Repents. - Goes to Bed and Weeps. - Bestows her Goods on the Family. - "Lizzie" Interviews Her. - She Poisons Herself. - Is a "Long Time Dying." - She gets a Strong Dose of Cayenne. -Is sent on her Travels. - The Last we Heard of Her.
INCREASE OF POLYGAMY. - MIXED-UP CONDITION OF
Christ alleged to be a Polygamist. - The Men to save the Women. - Making "Tabernacles" for little Spirits. - The Story of certain Ladies who were Deceived. - They Discover a Mystery. - Their Fate. - Orson Hyde's False Prophecy. - Throwing Mud at Apostates. - Death preferred to Polygamy. - Frightful Intermarriages. - Married his Mother-in-law. - A Man who Married his Wife's Grandmother. Mother, and All. - Marrying a half-Sister. - Marrying Nieces and Sisters. - How Emigrant Girls were Married Off. - Frightful Story of a Poor Young Girl. - Polygamy and Madness. - One Woman's Love too Little. - How English Girls were Deceived. - How Claude Spenser committed a Damnable Wrong. - A Girl who was Martyred for her Religion. - How the Bereaved Husband Acted. - A Man with thirty-three Children. - "They never cost him a Cent." - A Many-Wived Saint. - Mixed-up Condition of Marital Affairs.
THE MYSTERIES OF POLYGAMY. - WHAT THE WIVES
Incestuous Intermarriages. - A Widow and her Daughters married to the same Man. - "Marrying my Pa." - The U. S. Government Conniving at Mormon Iniquities. - Beastly Conduct of Delegate George Q Cannon. - Polygamists legislating for Bigamists. - Mother and Daughter fighting for the same Man! - it is Wicked to Live with an Old Wife. - A Young lover Ninety Years Old! - A Bride Eleven Years Old. - Brides of Thirteen and Fourteen Years! - I receive an "Offer" when Twelve Years Old! - Old Ladies at a Discount: Young Women at a Premium. - Respect for the Silver Crown of Age. - Heber gives his Opinion. - "Why is She making such a Fuss?" - Seeing One's Husband Once a Year. - The Rascality of Orson Hyde towards his Wife. - When Rival Wives make Friends. - A Very Funny Story about an Apostle and his Wife. - Rights of the First Wife Brigham Young in a Fix - He treats an Early Wife to a Dance. - Amelia in the Shade. - The Prophet becomes Frisky. - Poor, neglected Emmeline. - How Polygamy was once Denied. - A Mistake which a French Lady Made. - Milk for Babes
BRIGHAM BUILDS WAGONS BY "INSPIRATION." - THE
CHURCH SETS UP A WHISKEY-STORE.
Saying "Yes" under Difficulties. - A Woman who Meant to have her Way. - Two Company: Three None. - Building Wagons by Inspiration. - My Father despatched to Chicago. - He gets rid of his New Wives. - My Brother sent to the Sandwich Islands. - My Mother tells her own Story. - She Returns to Salt Lake City to see my Father. - Wifely Considerations. - She finds two other Ladies at her Husband's Bedside. - He likes a good deal of Wives about Him! - A Heart dead to Love. - Brigham "asks no odds of Uncle Sam or the Devil." - He proclaims Martial Law. - Fiery Speeches in the Tabernacle. - Preparing for War - Government Troops Arrive. - The Saints quit Salt Lake City. - The Church Distillery. - Brigham shamelessly Robs my Father. - He fills his own Pockets. - My Father, being without Funds, takes his Sixth Wife.
GOING THROUGH THE "ENDOWMENT-HOUSE." - I TAKE
THE MYSTERIOUS BATHS.
No Physic among the Saints. - I am taken Sick. - Heber C. Kimball recommends "Endowments." - How Brigham Murdered his little Granddaughter. - The Prophet wants a Doctor. - Being "administered" To. - I am Re-baptized. - Receive my Endowments. - How Saintly Sins are Washed Away. - Undignified Conduct of Elders. - The Order of Melchisedec. - How I was " Confirmed." - To become a Celestial Queen. - I go down to the Endowment-House. - The Mysterious Ceremonies Described. - The Veil at last Lifted. - The Secrets of the Endowment-House Exposed. - I enter the Bath. - Miss Snow Washes Me. - She Anoints Me All Over. - I dress in a Bed-gown. -The "Peculiar Garment of the Saints. - What the Mormon Girls do about It. - "Going through" without a Husband. - "A Great Shouting for Sarah!"
WE CARRY ON THE ENDOWMENT DRAMA. - I AM FULLY
In the Endowment-House. - How the "Kings and Priests" appeared in their Shirts. - The Poor Fellows "feel Bad!" - The "Gods" hold a Conversazione. - Michael is sent down to Earth. - The "Tree of Life." - how Raisins grew instead of Apples. - Not good to be Alone. - The Rib abstracted and little Eve made. - The Devil dressed in "Tights." - John D. Lee once a Devil. - Eve's Flirtation. - She eats Forbidden Fruit. - Tempts her Husband. - Fig-leaves come into Fashion. - We hide in Holes and Corners. - The Devil is Cursed and we are Lectured. - The Second Degree. - Story of a Pugnacious Woman. -The Terrible Oaths of the Endowment-House. - Pains and Penalties. - Signs and Grips. - "Good-bye!" - Brother Heber gives me Advice.
THE PROPHET MAKES LOVE TO ME. - I HAVE OTHER
The Prophet Casts his Eye on Me. - He Objects to my Beaux. - "A Low Set Anyway." - I Didn't Want to Marry the Prophet. - He Considers Himself an Irresistible Lover. - My First Drive with the Prophet. - I Join the Theatrical Corps. - How We "Got Up" Our Parts. - How "Fun Hall" was Built. - The Prophet Erects a Theatre out of Temple Funds. - How Julia Deane, the Actress. Fascinated the Prophet. - How Brigham Cheated the Actors in his Theatre. - The Girls Grumble over their Scanty Fare. - They want Something Good to Eat. - My New Beau. - Love at First Sight. - I am Engaged to My First Husband.
MY FIRST MARRIAGE. - A LIFE'S MISTAKE.
My First Marriage. - Wedded to James Dee. - Marriage Rites in the Endowment-House. -The way in which Plural Wives are Taken. - Brigham sends for Me to help in the Theatre. - Repenting of Matrimony. - I get tired of it in a Month. - Cruel Conduct of my Husband. - He flirts considerable with the Young Girls. - I am greatly Disgusted and furiously Jealous. - He threatens to take another Wife. - The Ownership of Women in Utah. - How Newspaper Reporters are humbugged by Brigham. - How Visitors to Salt Lake are Watched. - The Prophet's Spies. - How People are misled about Utah Affairs. - The Miseries of the Women Overlooked.
EARLY MARRIED LIFE. - MY HUSBAND AND MY MOTHER.
My early married Life. - We go to live with my Mother. - Incompatibility of Temper. - How my Mother had opposed our Marriage. - My Husband does not Admire Her. - He goes after the Girls. - I don't like it at All. - I become extremely angry with Him. - He is advised to increase his Kingdom. - How Promises to Wives are broken by Mormon Men. - How Women are Snubbed and Undervalued. - I become anxious and Watchful. - How Heber comforted his Wives. - My husband subjects nine to personal Violence. - He is afraid of Results. - My first Baby is Born. - Zina Young marries into Polygamy. - Contrast between Mormon and Gentile Husbands. - "The Bull never cares for the Calves" - My Husband nearly strangles me. - I leave him. and go to my Parents. - Brigham gives me some good Advice. - I obtain a Divorce. - I rejoice at being free Again.
AFTER MY DIVORCE. - AFFAIRS AT HOME.
After my Divorce from Dee. - "Is Polygamy good to Eat?" - Curious Experiences among the Saints. - A Man who thought his Heart was Broken. - How Two Wives Rebelled. -The Husband in a Fix. - He Runs Away from Home. - Dismisses his Plural Wife. - Being "Sealed" to Old Women for Eternity. - Nancy Chamberlain's Story. - Who is to be Brigham's Queen in Heaven?- An Old Wife Dresses up as a Ghost. - How Brother Shaw Replenished his Exchequer. - The Battles between my Father's Wives. - My Mother Enjoys his Troubles. - The Store of a Turkey. - A First Wife Asserts Her Rights. - My Life at South Cottonwood. - I Receive Offers of Marriage
A WALK WITH THE PROPHET. - HE MAKES LOVE TO ME.
How Brigham Travels through the Territory. - Triumphant Receptions Everywhere. - Trying to Establish the "Order of Enoch." - How the Prophet Insulted his Faithful Followers. - " Rheumatism in the Temper - Grand Doings in the Settlements. - We go to meet the Prophet. - How the Saints were Lectured in the Bowery. - How Brigham gave Howard a Piece of Land. - Howard Insulted by the Prophet. - Overlooking the Prophet's Lies. - Van Etten becomes Brigham's "Friend." - He Helps Him to Steal a Hundred Sheep. - He makes a Big Haul, and Escapes to Canada. - The Prophet Ogles Me during Service-Time. - We Take a Walk Home Together. - He Compliments My Good Looks. - Makes Love to Me. - Matrimonial Advice. - Brigham Wishes Me to Become His Wife.
HOW BRIGHAM YOUNG FORCED ME TO MARRY HIM.
Brigham's Offer of Marriage. - I think the Prophet too Old. - My Parents are Delighted with the Honor. - They to Persuade Me. - Very Obstinate. - Arguing the Matter. - How Brigham Found Means to influence Me. - My Brothers get into Trouble. - The Prophet and the Telegraph-Poles. - He takes a Nice Little Contract. - Then Sells it to his Son. - Bishop Sharp makes a Few Dollars out of It. - My Brother Engages in the Work. - He Becomes Involved in Debts and Difficulties. - Brigham Threatens to Cut Him Off for Dishonesty. - My Mother Tries to Excuse Him. - Hemmed In on All Sides, I Determine to Make One Last Appeal. - I fail, and Consent to Marry Him.
MY MARRIAGE WITH BRIGHAM YOUNG. - HOW THE OTHER
WIVES RECEIVED ME.
The Prophet Rejoices at my Yielding. - My Family Restored to Favor. - The Webbs Reconstructed. - My Prophet-Lover Comes to See Me. - He Goes Courting on the Sly, for Fear of Amelia. - We are Married Secretly in the Endowment-House. - I am Sent Home Again. - Brigham Establishes me in the City. - Limited Plates and Dishes. - We Want a Little More Food. - The Prophet's "Ration-Day." - How the Other Wives Received Me. - Mrs. Amelia Doesn't Like Me. - How the Wives of the Prophet Worry and Scold Him. - The Prophet Breaks his Word. - My Father Remembers the Thousand Dollars.
THE PROPHET'S FAMILY CIRCLE. - HIS WIVES AND
The Prophet Marries his First and Legal Wife. - How she lives, and how Brigham has treated Her. - The Prophet's Eldest Son. - The Story of his Life. - His Wives and Families. - Mary and Maggie. - The Favorite Wife, Clara. - Young "Briggy" and his Expectations. - What the Saints think of Him. - His Domestic Joys. - How he visited me when Sick, and Scolded the old Gentleman. - Brigham and "Briggy" make love to Lizzie. - Briggy Wins. - "John W." - He neglects his "Kingdom." - "Won by the Third Wife." - The Story of Lucy C. - The Prophet's Daughters. - Alice and Luna. - Miss Alice's Flirtations. - Sweet Language between Father and Daughter. - Tragic Death of Alice Clawson
THE WIVES OF THE PROPHET. - BROTHER BRIGHAM'S
The Wives of the Prophet. - Lucy Decker. - A Mysterious Disappearance. - Lucy's Boys. - Brigham's Wife, Clara. - Her Busy Household Work. - About the Girls. - Harriet Cook. - She Expresses Unpleasant Opinions. - Brigham is frightened of Her. - He Keeps out of the Way. - Amelia and the Sweetmeats. - How one of Brigham's Daughters Scandalized the Saints. - How Mrs. Twiss Manages the Prophet's House. - The Work a Woman can Do. - Martha Bowker and her silent Work. - Sweet and saintly Doings of the Prophet. - Concerning Harriet Barney. - The Wife who "Served Seven Years" for a husband. - Another English Wife of the Prophet. - The "Young Widow of Nauvoo."
THE PROPHET'S FAVORITE WIFE. - HOW HE CONDUCTED
HIS LOVE AFFAIRS.
The Prophet's Favorite Wife. Amelia. - How Brigham made Love in the Name of the Lord. - How he won an Unwilling Bride. - A Lady with a Sweet Temper. - How she Kicked a Sewing-Machine down the Prophet's Stairs. - She has a new House built for Her. - Rather Expensive Habits. - Her Pleasant Chances for the Future. - Mary Van Cott Cobb - A Former Love of the Prophet's. - Miss Eliza-Roxy Snow. - The Mormon Poetess. - Joseph Smith's Poetic Widow. - Versification of the Saints. - Mrs. Augusta Cobb. - Emily Partridge.
THE DEAD WIVES OF THE PROPHET. - HE NEVER WAS
KNOWN TO SHED A TEAR.
The Discarded Favorite. - The Story of Emmeline Free. - A Stupendous Humbug. - A "Free" Opinion of Mormonism. - Amelia comes upon the Scene. - How Brigham Insulted Emmeline Free. - Brigham is Ashamed of his Cowardice. - I tell him a little of my Mind. -Joseph A. Expresses his Opinion. - Apologizes for his Father. - Death of Emmeline Free. -The Story of Clara Chase. -The Prophet's Maniac Wife. - Ellen Rockwood, and the Cause of her Neglect. - A Wife who was visited once in Six Months. - Margaret Alley. - How the Prophet treated his Dead Wife. - He steals her Children's Property. - How he Scandalized another Wife, and sent her Home. - He "Never shed a tear at a Wife's Death."
THE PROPHET AT HOME. - HOW HE LOOKS, LIVES, AND
ACTS. - MORMON PHILANTHROPY AND EDUCATION.
Brigham at Forty-five and at Seventy-five. - Slipping the Yoke. - The Salt Lake Tribune. - Books on Mormonism. - Prophetic Philanthropy. - The New Temple. - Paying the Workmen. - The Tabernacle. - Advantages of the Presidency. - Free Schools and Liberal Education. - Sharp Practice. - The Rich and the Poor. - Unconscious Sarcasm. - Looking into the Future. - The Spectacles of Ignorance. - Personal Habits. - The Prophet's Barber. - Dinner at the Lion House. - The Good Provider. - Helping Herself. - Prophetic Cunning. - Evening Devotions. - A Gift in Prayer. - Advice to the Deity. - Fatherless Children. - The Bee Hive. - Monogamist vs. Polygamist.
BRIGHAM AS A FARMER. - MY NEW HOUSE. - TAKING
One Year after Marriage. - Life at the Farm. - House-keeping Extraordinary. - Bread and Milk Dinners. - Brigham Tries to Catch us Napping. - Hours of Labor. - Dejection. - My New House. - Parlor Stairs. - Wells Wanted. - My Mother receives Notice to Quit. - My Elder Brother Pays her Board. - Failing Faith. - Taking Boarders. - The Prophet's Contemptible Meanness. - Brigham's Neglect. - Rev. Mr. Stratton. - I open my Heart. - The New Religion. - Woman's Sphere. - First Glimpses of the Outer World. - Forming Resolutions.
BREAKING THE YOKE. - I LEAVE HOME.
The Workings of Destiny. - A Noble Lawyer. - A Small Stove and a Large Family. - Last Interview with Brigham. - A Startling Proposal. - Sickness and Gentile Care. - Brigham's Police. - A Moral Thunderbolt. - My Third Baptism. - A Religious Farce. - I Decide to Escape. - A Memorable Day. - Removing in Forty Minutes. - The Walker House. - Among the Gentiles. - A Perilous Situation. - New Hopes. - Interviewed by Reporters. - Unwelcome Notoriety. - A Touching Letter. - A Visit from my Father. - The Paper War. - Overshooting the Mark. - Sueing for a Divorce. - A Tempting Offer, $15,000 and my Freedom. - The Prophet Astonished.
THE DIVORCE SUIT. - PROCEEDING IN COURT. - BRIG-
I bring an Action against the Prophet. - My "Complaint" against Him. - What the "Complaint" Stated. - My Birth and Early Life. - My Marriage with the Prophet. - Exile to Brigham's Farm. - Cause of' Action for Divorce. - The Question of Alimony. - My Own Affidavit. - Corroborative Testimony. - Opinion of Judge McKean. - Brigham Young's Reply and Affidavit. - The Prophet states the Value of his Property. - Wonderful Difference of Opinion. Proceedings in Court. - Judge McKean Sums Up. - Order for Allowance and Alimony. - Judge McKean Removed. - His Order Quashed by the New Judge. - The latest Proceedings.
MY ESCAPE FROM SALT LAKE CITY. - MY PUBLIC CAREER.
Thoughts of the Future. - The Gentile Papers. - A Private Audience at the Walker House. - Hopes and Fears. - I Resolve to Take the Platform. - Sneers and Ridicule. - Brigham is made Acquainted with my Plans. - Packing under Difficulties. - My Perilous Escape from Utah. - A Noble Woman. - Arrival at Laramie. - Denver. - My First Public Lecture. - A Grand Success. - Brigham at Work. - A Scandalous Article in the Chicago Times. - A Mean Lawyer. - Lecture at Boston. - Kindness of the Members of Boston Press. - Opposed be George Q Cannon. - Washington Lecture a Success. - First Glimpses of the True Faith. - Conversion to Christianity.
CHURCH GOVERNMENT. - MORMON APOSTLES. - THE OR-
DER OF ENOCH.
Mormon Administration. - The Earthly Trinity. - Filling Vacancies. - Mormon Apostles. - Polygamy made Profitable. - The Seventy. - Two-Dollar Blessing. - Astounding Promises. - Bishops and Spies. - The Order of Enoch. - All things in Common. - An Apostolic Row. - How Enoch Works. - A Stupid Telegram. - Logic Extraordinary. - A Gigantic Swindle. - Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution. - Brigham's Revelations. - The Saints Laugh in their Sleeves. - "It pays to be a Mormon." - Beginning to see through It. - The Apostate President.
THE CONDITION OF MORMON WOMEN. - HIGH AND LOW
LIFE IN POLYGAMY.
Increasing Light. - The Equality of the Sexes. - Exaggeration Impossible. - Likely Saviours. - The Present Condition of Mormon Women. - The Prospects for the Future. - Polygamy Bad for Rich and Poor. - A Happy Family. - The Happiness Marred. - Sealed for Time Only.- Building on Another Man's Foundation. - The New Wife. - How the Old One Fared. - The Husband's Death a Relief. - Asa Calkins's English Mission. - What Came of It. - How to Get Rich. - Two Sermons from One Text. - Dividing the Spoil. - No Woman Happy in Polygamy.
MY RETURN TO UTAH. - SECRET OF BRIGHAM'S POWER. -
I Return to Utah. - Reception at the Walker House. - Greeting old Friends. - My Love for the Place. - Six Lectures in the Territory. - Brigham's Daughters make Faces at me. - My Father and Mother in the Audience. - The Half not told. - Multitudes Pleading for Freedom. - Eastern Newspaper Reports. - Indiscretion. - The Poland Bill. - Increase of Polygamy. - The Secrets of Brigham's Power - The Pulpit and Press on Mormonism. The Salt Lake City Tribune. - A Word to the Sufferers. - Calls for Help. - The Future of Utah.