Cook notes this was a self-performed ceremony which was later annulled, because self-performed ordinances were illegal, and 504 had a revelation that a man cannot be sealed to more than two sisters without express revelation (Brown p.257 n.111) See Begera also: Bergera: "Also of interest is Richards's account of his fourth plural marriage, this
one performed after Joseph Smith's death. Richards and his new wife,
twenty-one-year-old Alice Longstroth (born January 28, 1824, died November 21,
1909)—sister to Sarah and Nanny—mutually covenanted a plural union between
themselves without the aid of an outside officiator: "At 10. P.M. took Alice L h
by the [hand] of our own free will and avow mutually acknowledge each other husband
& wife, in a covenant not to be broken in time or Eternity for time & for all
Eternity, to all intents & purposes as though the seal of the covenant had been
placed upon us. for time & all Eternity & called upon God. & all the Holy angels—&
Sarah Long—th to witness the same." Richards, Diary, December 23,
1845. Willard and Alice were not resealed in the Nauvoo Temple, and Alice subsequently
wed Moses Whittaker (1820-52) and later George D. Watt (1824-1909)."
Brown note: [plural] marriage sealing to Willard Richards, 22 Dect 1845 (Cook).The sealing date of 22 Jan 1846 is found in "The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846", 463. Sealing date of 22 Dec 1845 is found in "Nauvoo Polygamy," p. 616.