180 years ago today - Mar 17, 1842

Emma's title "The Elect Lady," was] a phrase from the New Testament, from an 1830 revelation, and from an unconventional degree for women recognized by French Masonry since 1774 .

[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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