170 years ago today - Dec 22, 1842

[Joseph Smith Diary] 22nd Heard his correspondence with Gov[ernor] Carlin as prepared for Gen[eral] Bennet. Recited in German to Elder Hyde.

Bro[ther] Shearer asked the meaning of the little leaven in 3 measures of meal. Joseph said, "It alludes expressly to the last days when there should be little faith on the earth and it leaven the whole world. Thare shall be safity [safety] in Zion and Jerusalem and the remnants whom the Lord shall call. It refers to the Priesthood. Truth springing up on a fix[e]d principle. Three measures refers to the 3 in the grand Presidency, confining the oracles to a certain head on the principle of 3."

[Source: Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1842-43, http://amzn.to/jsdiaries]

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