Today in Mormon History - Jul 18

Today in Mormon History ...

Snow, Lorenzo: Ordained high priest 18 July 1840 by Don Carlos Smith. (1)
-- 170 years ago - Jul 18, 1840

Lucy Mack Smith obtains a copyright on her manuscript for her history of Joseph Smith and his progenitors. Seven years later Orson Pratt has the manuscript published in Liverpool England after many changes which include inserting Joseph Smiths account of the First Vision which was not mentioned in the original manuscript. (2)
-- 165 years ago - Jul 18, 1845

[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Entertains First Presidency, apostles, missionaries to Japan, and their wives at residence on Canyon Road. (3)
-- 109 years ago - Jul 18, 1901

1 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,
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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