Today in Mormon History - Jun 12

Today in Mormon History ...

Brigham Young dreams: "that I was in a room with Phineas Young and I saw a smooth faced young man setting beside him. I asked Phineas who it was. He replyed this is the saviour. (I did not believe it.) I smiled and said I wonder if he is the saviour. Phineas said he was. I then asked the person if he was the Savior. He said he was. I asked him if [so] how long have you been here? He said 14 days. I said have you a wife? He said yes this is my wife pointing to a woman dressed in black with a thick dark veil over her face. Said this is my wife. I thought it a funny idea. I felt that I wanted to prove him. Soon the woman vanished and he turned into a woman himself. Then I awoke and the thought Came to me that it was a representation of young Joseph [III] & Emma Smith who had undertook to Esstablish a Church but it was upon fals ground & principles in opposition to the true Church of Christ. I was satisfied he was not the saviour." (1)
-- 150 years ago - Jun 12, 1860

1. And it came to pass in the latter days, that wickedness did much abound, and the "Idle and slothful said one to another, let us send for Walters the Magician, who has strange books, and deals with familiar spirits; peradventure he will inform us where the Nephites, hid their treasure, so be it, that we and our vagabond van, do not perish for lack of sustenance.
-- (2)
-- 180 years ago - Jun 12, 1830

[Anointed Quorum] Thursday afternoon prayer circle of "several of the Twelve" (HC). (3)
-- 165 years ago - Jun 12, 1845

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Kenny, Scott, Saints Without Halos, "Mormon History 1830-1844,"
3 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45

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