175 years ago today - Sep 28, 1844

Brigham Young affirms to William [Smith, Joseph's only surviving brother] that the patriarchal right "rests upon your head" although he suggests "you can bestow it upon Uncle John or Uncle Asael."

[Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books, http://bit.ly/lucys-book]

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