Articles/Essays – Volume 20, No. 4
Methods and Motives: Joseph Smith III’s Opposition to Polygamy, 1860-90
1987: Roger D. Launius, “Methods and Motives: Joseph Smith III’s Opposition to Polygamy, 1860-90,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 20 No. 4 (1987): 77-85.
When Joseph Smith III preached his first sermon as a leader of the Reoganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Amboy, Illinois, on 6 April 1860, he expressed his unqualifed aversion to the Mormon doctrine of plural marriage.