145 years ago today - May 5, 1878

[Henry Ballard]

May 5, Bro. F. D. Richards spoke upon the duties of the Saints in attending to their prayers. Bro. J. F. Smith bore a powerful testimony upon the principle of Celestial Marriage; said it was obligatory upon the Saints to fulfill that law, for it was revealed from God for the exultation of the Latter-day Saints, but it would damn those that practiced it for a lustful desire, but the Lord would bless those that obeyed it in righteousness. Pres. J. Taylor spoke at great length upon the order of the Priesthood; said that men must magnify it or give it up;

[Diary Excerpts of Henry Ballard, Signature Books Library, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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