150 years ago today - May 5, 1867

[Wilford Woodruff]
President Young spoke 25 Minuts. ... He said my Council to the People Concerning Liquor and beer is to let it alone. Your grain you want yourselves. The Liquor & Beer is of no use to you. I dont object to your making root beer for that is healthy.

I wish to say a word about Amasa Lyman & tell why he is droped from the Twelve. It is because of his infidelity. He has no faith in the Attonement, & another reason is he has lied in his Confession. He has Preached infidelity for many years to the people, but not to the Presidency & Twelve.

Orson Pratt does not believe in a God ownly in Atributes but not in a personage. He would have been Cut off from the Church long ago had it not have been for me. The Twelve would have Cut him off. Did any one of you ever hear of any one of the Twelve Ever Preach the baby Resurrection? I have herd of it. Neither of those brethren will be Enabled to do any good.

At the Close of the Meeting Presidet Young with Some of the Twelve laid hands upon the Head of Mother Atwood & blessed her & set her apart to administer to the Sick of her sex.

Erastus Snow signed the paper Cutting A Lyman off from the Church or from the Quorum of the Twelve.

[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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