Today in Mormon History - Feb 06

Today in Mormon History ...

[Black History] Phelps says Ham married "a black wife", (1)
-- 175 years ago - Feb 6, 1835

Smith reportedly had a second interview with Martin Van Buren, who supposedly told the Mormons: "Gentlemen, your cause is just, but I can do nothing for you;" and "If I take up for you I shall lose the vote of Missouri." (2)
-- 170 years ago - c. (Thr) Feb 6, 1840

B. H. Roberts meets with the First Presidency and six Apostles to discuss a passage in his forthcoming book NEW WITNESS FOR GOD. Roberts's views are that the elements of man became a spirit-a child to God-through pre-mortal birth. Following the discussion, the brethren agree to incorporate the passage essentially as written, and they also include this view in the First Presidency's 1909 statement on the origin of man. (3)
-- Feb 6, 1907

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2 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
3 - On This Day in Mormon History,

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