Today in Mormon History - Mar 25

Today in Mormon History ...

[Anointed Quorum] Prayer circle meeting in evening; anointing and endowment for "E. B." (WR). Could be Emmeline B. Woodward (plural wife of Newel Whitney), or Elizabeth Brotherton (plural wife of Parley P. Pratt who was in the eastern states at this time). William Clayton refers to "E. B." accepting Heber Kimball's polygamous "instructions" on 20 Sept. 1845. (1)
-- 165 years ago - Mar 25, 1845

Samuel W. Richards takes notes on Brigham Young's sermon: "Adam and Eve were made of the dust of the Earth from which they came -- they brought there bodies with them. They had lived and died and been resurrected before they came here and they came with immortal bodies, and had to partake of the fruit of this earth in order to bring forth mortal bodies, or natural bodies, that their seed might be of the dust of this Earth as they were of the dust of the earth from which they came" (2)
-- 155 years ago - Mar 25, 1855

[Mark Hofmann] "Mike Hansen" orders a second plate of the "Oath of a Freeman." (3)
-- 25 years ago - Mar 25, 1985

1 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,
3 - Whittaker, David J., The Hofmann Maze, A Book Review Essay with a Chronology and Bibliography of the Hofmann Case, BYU Studies Vol. 29, No. 1, pg.80,

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