Today in Mormon History - Dec 23

Today in Mormon History ...

[Second Counselor John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
The day was spent by the Presidency in the office most of the time. I met for a short time with the directors of the Utah National Bank.
In the evening the party who went to Vermont to dedicate the Monument at the Birth place of Joseph Smith about 75 persons were present. We had an elegant meal, some good singing and reciting and speaking. (1)
-- 100 years ago - Friday, Dec 23, 1910

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 23 I met with my quorum in the morning. Brother A Hinkley Prayed & R. L. Campbell was mouth. I attended meeting through the day in the Tabernacle. Bishop Crosby Preached in the morning E. D. Woolley in the afternoon followed by President Young. I met in Council or Prayer Circle in the evening with President Young J. Taylor G. A. Smith E. T. Benson Lorenzo Snow & W. Woodruff. B Young prayed & G A Smith was mouth. President Young spoke of the Stealing in the Territory and named several men who he believed were ingaged in it. | (2)
-- 150 years ago - Dec 23, 1860

[Joseph Smith Diary] "In the forenoon at home studying the Greek language. Also waited upon the brethren who came in and exhibiting to them the papyrus." (An American Prophet's Record, p. 91) (3)
-- 175 years ago - Wednesday, Dec 23, 1835

1 - Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
3 - Joseph Smith's Diary Statements Regarding Translation of His Egyptian Papyri and the Book of Abraham, Instutite for Religious Research

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