140 years ago today - Apr 8, 1883

[Wilford Woodruff]

Sunday April 8 Conference Met in the big tabernacle. There were 12 or 13,000 people present and several thousand Could not get in. ... Sacrament Administered. The Authorities of the Church were then Presented and when John W Youngs Name was Called Presidet Taylor made some remarks upon the subject and stated that we had held a long Council over him and that John W Young was then Called upon to make a Confession or Explanation which He did do and asked the people to Forgive him. He then received a Clean vote.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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