140 years ago today - Apr 13, 1883

John Taylor dictates a revelation on organizing the Seventies, and the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve accept it on 14 Apr. The church authorities publish the revelation as a pamphlet in Salt Lake City in 1883 and by its 14 Apr. 1884 reprint in the follwoing editions of the Doctrine and Covenants: Swedish in 1888; German in 1893, 1903 and 1920; Danish in 1900. The 1883 revelation is never canonized by a conference vote or by inclusion in the English language editions of the Doctrine and Covenants. Taylor defines the First Quorum of the Seventy as presidents of subordinate local quorums rather than as an independent quorum.

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

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