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[Since the account found on pages 157 and 158 was in print we have received the following statement.-HISTORIAN.]


JANUARY 17, 1903.

WHILE living near Ogden with my parents many years ago, Bro. Edmund C. Briggs and a Bro. Taylor called on us. I was sick in bed at the time, and so hoarse I could not speak above a whisper. These brethren asked my mother if she believed polygamy was of God. She answered, if baptism is true, polygamy is true. I then spoke and said, "Mother, mother: hear what the Lord says unto you. I never commanded any man to enter into polygamy: For there shall not any man among you have, save it be one wife, and concubines he shall have none. Hear my voice ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold." And mother said, "Alice who told you that?" And I answered by asking her what I had been saying, for I did not clearly understand what I had said, for it was spoken by the Spirit. And mother said unto the brethren, (Briggs and Taylor) "Why! she has got her voice again." And Bro. Briggs then spoke and said, "Yes, and she shall never lose it again until death. And this that she hath spoken is not given to convince her, but to convince you, for she never did believe in polygamy." This was spoken to mother by Elder E. C. Briggs. And I will state further that the foregoing prophecy delivered by Elder E. C. Briggs has been literally fulfilled for I have never lost my voice from that day to the present time.


Witnesses {A. J. LAYLAND


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