Trivia - For the key letter in this chapter, I convolve the soliloquoy Austin wrote about his deceased wife with the Song of Solomon and a dash of my own past experiences. In real history, John C. Bennett will shortly strike up an adulterous relationship with Sarah Pratt, wife of one of the apostles (Orson Pratt was on a mission at the time).
"Bennett went to a lady in the city and began to teach her that promiscuous intercourse between the sexes was lawful and no harm in it [Jacob Cochran's heresy], and requested the privilege of gratifying his passions;... [when the lady refused] he told her that men in higher standing in the Church than himself not only sanctioned, but practiced the same deeds... By this means he accomplished his designs; he seduced a respectable female with lying, and subjected her to public infamy and disgrace. Not contented with what he had already done, he made the attempt on others, and by using the same language, seduced them also."
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