THE CENSUS OP HIS WIVES—HIS FIRST, LAST AND SEVERAL INTERMEDIATES. Mary Angell Young is the first living and legal wife of the prophet. She is a native of New-York, and is a fine-looking, intelligent woman. She is large, portly and dignified. Her hair is well sprinkled with the frosts of age; her clear-hazel eyes and melancholy countenance indicate a soul where sorrow reigns supreme. She has been much attached to her husband, and his infidelity has made deep inroads upon her mind. Her deep-seated melancholy often produces flights of insanity, which in-crease with her declining years.
Lucy Decker Seely is the first wife in "plurality," or the second "woman."
Lucy Decker was married to Isaac Seely, and had two children. She afterward became a Mormon, and went to Nauvoo to reside. Her husband, Seely, was somewhat dissipated, but treated her well. She, however, saw Brother Brigham, and loved him.. He visited her, told her that Seely could never give her an " exaltation " in the eternal world; that he, being "high in the priest-hood," could make her a queen in the first resurrection.
She yielded to these inducements and the promptings of her inclinations, left her husband, and was "sealed" to Brigham Young.
Lucy Decker has brown hair, dark eyes, small features, a fair skin and short of stature, but quite embonpoint. She would strongly remind you of a New-England wife, " at, fair and forty." In common with nearly all the inmates of the harem, she is of very ordinary intellect and limited education.
Clara Decker, sister of Lucy Decker, is a short, thick-set person, very much like Lucy in appearance. She is much more intelligent and agreeable than her sister, and in every way her superior.
She is also quite a favorite with the Prophet; has three or four children, and is much attached to her "husband."
Harriet Cook was early in plurality, having been sealed to Brigham at "Winter Quarters," on the Missouri River, while the Mormons were on the way to Utah. This was five. years before polygamy was publicly proclaimed in Utah as a divine institution. Harriet is very tall, has light hair, blue eyes, a fair complexion and sharp nose. She is rather slender, but has much power of endurance and a look of determination. [Mrs. Waite's "Mormon Prophet."
YOUNG'S LAST WIFE.
Dr. Adonis, after various wanderings, has turned up in Utah. In a letter from the promised land he writes, under date of Nov. 22, as follows about Brigham Young's last wife: "I saw the President's last wife at the tabernacle on Sunday last. The lady's name before marriage was Maria Folsom. Her former residence was at Council Bluffs, Iowa. She is an imperious-looking young beauty, of the Grecian rather than the Roman order, and is very imperious and jealous. Like all passionate and jealous women, she is noble hearted. Miss Folsom is Brigham's last wife and pet. Two of the President's daughters play at the theater, and are great favorites with the Gentile portion of the community. One is married, Mrs. Clawson; and the other. Miss Jane, is single, but is being waited on by a distinguished editor." (Milwaukie Wisconsin.
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