120 years ago today - Mar 29, 1901; Friday

[Heber J. Grant]

... Brother Joseph F. Smith followed, occupying the remainder of the time. He spoke with a great deal of power and force. He announced that he looked upon me as being the seed actually of the Prophet Joseph Smith under the New and Everlasting Covenant, my mother having been sealed to the Prophet for all eternity, and only married to my father for time. This remark was called forth because of Jos[eph]. E. Taylor saying that the Lord would not forget the seed of the Prophet Joseph Smith, but that they would be remembered even if he had to wait until the second, third, or fourth generation for the Prophet's seed to have bestowed upon them the Holy Priesthood.

Brother Joseph F. [Smith] did not mention my name, but he announced that the Lord had not forgotten the seed of the Prophet Joseph, that his seed held the high priesthood in the Church, and that he had a son who was sitting not far from where he was then standing addressing the Saints. I knew Brother Smith meant me as on other occasions he had refered to me as the son of President Joseph Smith, and stated that he looked upon me as his cousin.

[Heber J. Grant, Diary]

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