Today in Mormon History - Feb 20

Mail arrives via Pony Express. At Brigham Young's office a letter is read "to many of the brethren who had assembled themselves at the Office. A remark of Abraham Lincolns that was read, in which he likened the Union to a Free love arrangement elicited a hearty laugh from the President and brethren." The next day "Pres. [Young] again remarked it was a pretty cute remark of Abraham Lincoln comparing the Union to a Free love arrangement." (1)
-- 150 years ago today - Feb 20, 1861

[John Nuttle Diary] In the evening I blessed our daughter of Sophie and named (2)
-- 130 years ago today - Sunday Feb 20, 1881

[Joseph Smith Diary] 20th Saturday morning the 20th At home attending to my domestick concerns. At 9 o'clock attended the School and translated with the morning class. Spent the after noon with my class in the printing office. Spent the evening at home. (3)
-- 175 years ago today - Feb 20, 1836

1 - This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Diary Excerpts of L. John Nuttall,
3 - Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1835-36

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