Today in Mormon History - Dec 13

Today in Mormon History ...

Joseph Smith writes that he "sealed" a matrimonial ceremony "in the name of God." This conventional use of the word "seal" would gain specialized meaning in Mormonism seven years later. (1)
-- 175 years ago - Dec 13, 1835

[Hinckley] Visited San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the first time and spoke to thousands of members who gathered at a fireside (2)
-- 10 years ago - Dec 13, 2000

In the First District Court, at Ogden, Fred. W. Ellis, of North Ogden, was sentenced by Judge Miner to 60 days' imprisonment; Lars P. Johnson, of Hooper, to 60 days; and Henry J. Newman, of Ogden, to five months and $300 fine; all for u.c. [Unlawful Cohabitation] (3)
-- 120 years ago - Dec 13, 1890 (Saturday)

1 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47"
2 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
3 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology

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