155 years ago today - Mar 3, 1865

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff]

President H. C. Kimball Said to C. W. West G. Q. Cannon & W Woodruff <that President Young ordained his sons [as apostles] alone. He did not have his> 2 Councellors <with him so that it is not legal and it will not stand. It will be broken up and come to naught. They have not the power of the First> presidency <because the> 2 <counsellors did not lay hands upon their> Heads <and I say in the name of Christ it will not stand and I know it by> revelation <and God has given it to me.> Why <did not President Young call upon his> 2 <counsellors? Because he was selfish in it. It was not done by the Spirit of God and it will not stand and the Lord has told me so. The Lord did not call him to do it and it will come to naught. Wilford Woodruff write this and see if it does not come to pass and if it does not then cross it out. This ordination was not legal because his> 2 Councellers <did not> officiate <with him. They have not the same power that his other counsellors have but President Young wished to have his sons lead the Church if he died. This was his> object <and why did he not ask his> Councellers <to come with him? They would have done it if he had> required <it but I know it will not stand.>

[Note, material in angled brackets are in shorthand (code)]

[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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