120 years ago today - Apr 24, 1902

Joseph F. Smith rules that he does not want to change the "usual procedure" of ordaining a man to a priesthood office without first conferring the Melchizedek priesthood, but he prefers the less common practice of first conferring the priesthood before ordaining to an office.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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