170 years ago today - Jul 30, 1843

[Joseph Smith Diary] Sunday, July 30th Joseph sick. Lungs oppressed &c., over heated preaching one week before. ... Willard Richards was appointed gen[eral] Church Recorder... Joseph called Hyrum Smith, W[illia]m Law, and W[illard] Richards to lay on hands and pray for him.

[Source: Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1843-44, http://amzn.to/jsdiaries]

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