Today in Mormon History - Feb 13

The Twelve Apostles unanimously agree "That none be ordained to any office in the branches of the church abroad to which they belong to a general conference, appointed by those, or under the direction of those who are designated in the Book of Covenants as having authority to ordain and sit in order all the Officers of the church abroad & from that conference receive their ordination." (1)
-- 175 years ago today - Feb 13, 1836

Apostle Orson Hyde sailed from New York for Liverpool, on his mission to Jerusalem. (2)
-- 170 years ago today - Feb 13, 1841 (Saturday)

President Spencer W. Kimball breaks ground for the Papeete Tahiti Temple. (3)
-- 30 years ago today - Feb 13, 1981

1 - This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology
3 - The Woodland Institute 'On This Day Historical Database,'

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