Today in Mormon History - Jul 06

Today in Mormon History ...

[Plains] Oscar O. Stoddard Company begins crossing plains (1)
-- 150 years ago - Jul 6, 1860

[Patriarchal Blessings] Patriarchal Blessing of Arnold Stephens by Joseph Smith, Sr. stated "if faithful thou shalt see the sons of God come from the North Country, & thou shalt be crowned with them, and shall meet them in their armies as the Lord leads them by his Prophet, and when the highway is cast up ... Thou shalt see the Revelator John, and stand upon the earth when he shall lead in his armies from the North (2)
-- 170 years ago - Jul 6, 1840

Mummies and papyrus purchased, and Joseph Smith commenced translation. [See [Level Bookshelf/Encyclopedia of Mormonism][Level Entry/tithing]Tithing received (D&C 119). (3)
-- 175 years ago - Jul 6, 1835

1 - Church History Library, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868, Chronological Company List,,15765,3968-1,00.html
2 - Marquardt, H. Michael, "Excerpts from a few Patriarchal Blessings given by Joseph Smith, Sr."
3 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History

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