Alfred Holbrook, Reminiscences of the Happy Life of a Teacher (Cincinnati, Ohio: Elm Street Printing, 1885), 223–24:
I do not think, however, that Mr. Rigdon ever favored the idea of polygamy. . . . The doctrine was first broached in Kirtland by the revelation of Joe Smith, with reference to the daughter of one of the old inhabitants of Kirtland, who was sealed to Joe as his spiritual wife. It was not the prevalent doctrine, nor generally received as binding upon other persons than those who were called by a distinct revelation.