Today in Mormon History - Aug 13

The Alaska Stake, the first stake in Alaska, is organized, with Orson P. Millett as president. (1)
-- 50 years ago today - Aug 13, 1961

[President Wilford Woodruff Journal] 13 I spent the day resting. (2)
-- 120 years ago today - Aug 13, 1891

[D and C] Doctrine and Covenants 62: Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, on the bank of the Missouri River at Chariton, Missouri, August 13, 1831. HC 1: 205-206. On this day the Prophet and his group, who were on their way from Independence to Kirtland, met several elders who were on their way to the land of Zion, and, after joyful salutations, received this revelation.

1-3, Testimonies are recorded in heaven; 4-9, The elders are to travel and preach according to judgment and as directed by the Spirit. (3)
-- 180 years ago today - Aug 13, 1831

1 - The Woodland Institute 'On This Day Historical Database,'
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,
3 - Doctrine and Covenants,

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