140 years ago today - Mar 16, 1880

[Franklin D. Richards]

A letter from Delegate [George Q.] Cannon bro[ugh]t. the key of B[o]x containing Records of 'Kingdom of God & his laws with the Keys & powers thereof & judgment in the hands of his servants' [Council of Fifty] which Br[other]. [L. John] Nuttall obtained & read from the first volume of the history of its origin and Organization some near 200 pages to Pres[iden]t. [John] Taylor J[oseph]. F. Smith & myself. This reading continued till about eleven o,clock at night at Elder Taylors house'-Took my turn in reading'-The whole reading was exceedingly interesting & wonderful to contemplate.

[Franklin D. Richards Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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