145 years ago today - Apr 6, 1879

[Joseph F. Smith]

F[rancis]. M. [Lyman?] was the choice of the majority of the brethren who spoke on the subject [i.e., filling the vacancy in the Twelve following the death of Orson Hyde], but President [John] Taylor decided for Moses [Thatcher] and he was carried.

[Joseph F. Smith Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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