110 years ago today - Feb 19, 1909

[First Presidency to S. H. Jones]
The doctrine taught in [Joseph B.] Keeler's Lesser Priesthood to the effect that a Deacon may ordain a Deacon, and a Teacher may ordain a Teacher, is correct; but it should be understood that while this doctrine is true, circumstances may never arise in the history of our Church rendering it necessary for a Deacon to ordain a Deacon, or a Teacher to ordain a Teacher, as it would not be at all proper for either a Deacon or a Teacher to officiate in these ordinations unless instructed to do so by property authority. ...

[First Presidency, Letter to S. H. Jones, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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