140 years ago today - Oct 19, 1882 • Thursday

[George Q. Cannon]

Thursday Octr 19 1882. Another beautiful day. Have been engaged busily today in getting out the revelation in print for the use of the Twelve and Presidents of Stakes. Bro. D. H. Peery, President of the Weber Stake of Zion, tendered his resignation in writing to President Taylor today. He felt that others were better qualified to hold that position than he, as he had not obeyed the revelation on Celestial Marriage, and did not like, he said, in conversing with me to take a wife in order that he might hold an Office. I regretted this step because it left his action open to the inference that he did not intend to obey the revelation.

[The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]

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