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So Be It

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf

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Title So Be It
Description Lucy went to Provo to work, believing that she had a strong hold on my heart strings. I was relieved! Now I could pursue Mary Ellen without interference. In the Fall after all the foodstuff had been gathered and preserved for winter use, Mary Ellen and I went to Bishop Snow for permission to travel to Great Salt Lake to be married in the Endowment House. He seemed perplexed as he studied our faces. I didn't know it at the time, but Mary Ellen's father had thwarted his own proposal of marriage because he didn't want his daughter to be a plural wife. Bishop Snow turned to her, "Mary Ellen, have you weighed everything carefully," he asked. "Are you sure you want to enter into polygamy with Fred?" We gaped at each other stupidly. "Are you financially able to take another wife so soon, Fred?" Confused, Mary Ellen blurted out, "Why do you ask, Bishop Snow? Those questions don't concern Fred and me." Bishop Snow hurriedly turned back to the book spread before him. "My dear young woman, you are wrong. Fred W. Cox, Jr. married Lucy Allen on April 20, 1857." Mary Ellen looked at Fred in disbelief. "That was done in jest," I pleaded. "It wasn't legal or binding." Mary Ellen burst into tears and ran from the room. I went for help - my father and mother. They in turn went for reinforcements - Mary Ellen's parents, John and Sabra Ann Tuttle, and Lucy's parents, Joseph and Lucy Allen. They agreed that they must go to Warren S. Snow as a group. Angry words were spoken and threats made, but he would not reverse his decision. Then they began to rationalize, and finally -29-
Format image/jpeg
Identifier 039_So Be It.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325567
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325567