Today in Mormon History - Feb 20

Today in Mormon History ...

Brigham Young's office journal records: "Pres[iden]t Joseph Young had some conversation with his Bro[ther] Brigham about the feelings of a man of God. The Pres[iden]t observed he believed he had as little affection for money as any man that lived, but he valued it for its use. This evening the Chancellor & Board of Regents met at the office to consider the best plan for educating the people. The Deseret alphabet was then discussed. It was proposed that the Regents lecture in the Social Hall, and other places on such subjects which would be favorable to arousing a desire general improvement. Pres[ident] Young lectured on the importance of the Deseret alphabet." (1)
-- 150 years ago - Feb 20, 1860

Brigham Young preaches, "Now the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes every word of truth believed in by the holy Catholic Church." (1)
-- 140 years ago - Feb 20, 1870

[Bennett, John Cook] Appointed brigadier general of Second Division of Illinois Militia by Governor Thomas Carlin 20 February 1839. (2)
-- Feb 20, 1839

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985

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