ethel’s words

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ONE OF THIS KIND, ONE OF THAT KIND

Mr. Brigham Young?

Yes?

I am the U.S. Marshall, and these seven are my first echelon deputies. They are Elizabeth, Susan, Amelia, Pearl, Melvina, Hannah, Sadie.

We bring herewith a warrant for your arrest. The Law, in it Majesty, proclaims that a man can have only one woman in marriage, as likewise, a woman can have only one man. Cheating on the side, the Law says, will not be tolerated.

This warrant goes no further than the prohibition of bigamy.

Sadie, the handcuffs.

“But but but...”

“No buts, Brig. No buts. We’re The Feds.”

Ethel C. Hale