160 years ago today - Apr 17, 1864

President Brigham Young[,] John Taylor & G[eorge]. A Smith met for Prayers. President Young said I am going to tell you something that I have never before mentioned to any other Person ['-] I have ordained my sons Joseph A.[,] Brigham & John W. Apostles and my Counsellors. Have you any objections? J[ohn]. Taylor & G[eorge]. A. Smith said they had not, that it was his own affair & they considered it under his own direction. He further stated In ordaining my sons I have done no more than I am perfectly willing that you should do with yours. And I am now determined to put my sons into active service in the Spiritual Affairs of the Kingdom and keep them thare just as long as possible ['-] you have the same privilege. [s] John Taylor [s] Geo[rge]. A. Smith

[Wilford Woodruff, Historian's Private Journal, 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]

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please Enter your Comment: