160 years ago today - 160 years ago - Nov 4, 1856

At meeting with stake presidencies, ward bishoprics, and local quorum presidents, Brigham Young presents catechism for every Mormon to answer. Among questions: "Have you ever committed murder, shed innocent blood, or given your consent thereto? Have you ever committed adultery? Have you ever spoken evil of the church authorities or anointed of the Lord? Have you ever betrayed your brethren? Have you ever stolen or taken anything that was not your own? Have you ever taken the name of`God in vain? Have you ever been drunk? Do you pay your tithing? Do you teach your children the gospel? Do you pray in your family night and morning? Do you attend your ward meetings? Do you pray in secret? Do you wash your bodies once a week? At this meeting, Young answered only the last question: "Said that he did not. He had tried it. He was well aware that this was not for everybody."

[Source: The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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