Today in Mormon History - May 29

Today in Mormon History ...

Brigham Young teaches: "The aborigines of this country are the descendants of this very people whom Jesus visited, to whom he delivered his Gospel, and among whom he organized his Church. They were obedient for over three hundred years, and served God with an undivided heart, after which they began to apostatize." (1)
-- 140 years ago - May 29, 1870

[Anointed Quorum] Thursday evening prayer circle meeting "of the holly order" at Willard Richards's office with Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde, Orson Pratt, Willard Richards, John Taylor, Amasa M. Lyman, Newel K. Whitney, George Miller, Joseph Young, and Levi Richards: "Prayed that the Lord would overrule the movements of [Patriarch to the Church] Win. Smith who is endeavoring to ride the Twelve down; also that the Lord would overrule the proceedings of the mob so that we may dwell in peace until the Temple is finished" (HC, HCK). (2)
-- 165 years ago - May 29, 1845

[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Attends address by U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt at Salt Lake tabernacle. (3)
-- 107 years ago - May 29, 1903

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45
3 - Larsen, Stan (editor), A Ministry of Meetings:The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, Significant Mormon Diaries Series No. 6, A Rudger Clawson Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City 1993

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