175 years ago today - Jun 29, 1845

President Brigham Young made remarks about Mother Smith receiving a revelation [that her son William should lead the church] - she sent to me to call and see her - she wants to see the Twelve and Bishops, she said the vision she had been misunderstood altogether - we have nothing to say about it - she did not remember what she has said - she stated that the vision related to herself and her children, and not the priesthood, and I told her she could not touch the priesthood - the statement is incorrect - she said our names were not mentioned, it was not in her heart to say it - she said she wants to correct it and I want you all to be united and build up the kingdom - I make these remarks and throw it away - don't think of it any more'

[Thomas Bullock Minutes, Leonard J. Arrington Papers, quoted 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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