170 years ago today - Apr 6, 1853

Cornerstone laying ceremony for Salt Lake temple. Brigham Young publishes this description of endowment: "Your endowment. is, to receive all those ordinances in the House of Lord, which are necessary to you, after you have departed thìs lìfe, to enable you to walk back to the presence of the Father, passing the angels who stand as sentinels, being enabled to give them the key words, the signs and tokens, pertaining to the Holy Priesthood, and gain your eternal exaltation in spite of earth and hell."

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

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