150 years ago today - Oct 6, 1867 (Noon)

[Wilford Woodruff]
The Presidency & Twelve held a Council at Noon & Cut off Amasa Lyman from the Quorum of the Twelve [for denying the ateonement] & Set apart Joseph Fielding Smith as one of the Twelve Apostles. He had been ordained an Apostle before. President Young said He did not wish to Ordain Joseph F Smith to take Amasa's Place or to take his Crown But He ordain him an Apostle to take his own Crown & his own place. He viewed all the Apostles in the Same light. President Young was mouth in setting Joseph F Smith Apart as one of the Twelve & as a Special witness to all Nations. -- Salt Lake City

[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal. 9 Vols. Scott G. Kenney, ed. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1983-85. 6:367-368, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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