180 years ago today - Mar 30, 1842

Smith used Masonic terminology in his instructions that the Nauvoo Relief Society "should grow up by degrees," and that there should be "a close examination of every candidate" . He said he was going to "make of this society a kingdom of priests," and also encouraged the women to become "sufficiently skill'd in Masonry as to keep a secret," and that they should be "good masons" . Joseph Smith, History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Period I: History of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and…Period II: From the Manuscript History of Brigham Young and Other Original Documents, ed. B. H. Roberts, 7 vols. [Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1902-32; 2d ed. rev. -Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1978]. changed "this society" to "the Church of Jesus Christ."

[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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