105 years ago today - Feb 8, 1915

The request of the party referred to ... cannot be granted, that is, his name cannot be stricken from the Church records as a means of severing his connection with the Church. No Church member can be severed from the Church without trial and ex-communication. Special Teachers therefore might consistently be appointed to labor with the party ... and if he persists in his desire to be severed from the Church a formal charge of apostasy might be made against him by and by ...

[First Presidency, Letter to Heber Q. Hale, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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