180 years ago today - Thursday, Apr 18, 1844

Unidentified Meeting Place, Nauvoo

As to me I have evidence enough that Joseph [Smith] is not fallen, I have seen him after giving as I before said the origin of Masonry, organize the Kingdom of God on the Earth and am myself a Member of it in this I feel myself highly honored but I feel grieved that at this time of the greatest Light and the greatest Glory and Honor, Men of so much Knowledge and Understanding, should cut themselves off.

[Joseph Fielding journal, as quoted in Jedediah S. Rogers (editor), The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History, Signature Books (2014)]

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