Today in Mormon History - Jun 02

Today in Mormon History ...

Brigham Young's office journal records: "In the evening Pres[ident] Joseph Young came in and had some conversation with the President upon the Science of music. The President [said] a great deal of the music now played by the world have been composed to play at whore houses, and as the virtues of Nations declined the music sinks with it. he also remarked the music compositors [sic] of the present day introduce [sic] as much discord as possible into their compositions, without actually destroying the rules of music." (1)
-- 150 years ago - Jun 2, 1860

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to Almira Mack Scobey, daughter of his maternal uncle, Stephen Mack. (2)
-- 175 years ago - Jun 2, 1835

New Bible--A fellow by the name of Joseph Smith, who resides in the upper part of Susquehanna county, has been, for the last two years we are told, employed in dictating, as he says, by inspiration, a new Bible. He pretended that he had been entrusted by God with a golden bible which had been always hidden from the world. Smith would put his face into a hat in which he had a white stone, and pretend to read from it, while his coadjutor transcribed. The book purports to give an account of the "ten tribes" and strange as it may seem, there are some who have full faith in his divine commission. The book, it seems is now published.
-- (3)
-- 180 years ago - Jun 2, 1830

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
3 - Kenny, Scott, Saints Without Halos, "Mormon History 1830-1844,"

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