Today in Mormon History - Dec 25

Today in Mormon History ...

[Apostle Anthony W. Ivins Diary] The time between my arrival home & Jan. 7th I have been in council with my quorum considering various matters which came before us. The question of plural marriages was discussed & it was decided that in cases where plural marriages were entered into prior to 1904 the parties to such marriages shouldn't be molested unless they be cases where the interests of the Church are involved. Where men are in prominence in the Church who have taken plural wives since Pres. Woodruff manifesto (they) be removed where it can be done without giving unnecessary offence. (1)
-- 100 years ago - Dec 25, 1910

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 25 Christmas I met the 14 ward members at the New Hall at the New School House for a meeting. John Taylor opened by prayer. I addressed the people Followed by John Taylor.
I attended a Party in the Evening at the Hall. One half of the 14 ward was present. /Ralph Farnham died this morning Aged 104 y. 5 M. 29 D. the last man that fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill./ | (2)
-- 150 years ago - Dec 25, 1860

"Well, we have nothing to hide. Our history is an open book. They may find what they are looking for, but the fact is the history of the church is clear and open and leads to faith and strength and virtues." -- Gordon B. Hinckley - interview with The Associated Press (3)
-- 5 years ago - Dec 25, 2005

1 - Diary Excerpts of Anthony W. Ivins
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
3 - LDS Quotations,

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