135 years ago today - Feb 4, 1885

[Minutes of the Quorum of Twelve]
Prests. John Taylor & Geo. Q. Cannon having been secluded since Sundayevening word had been given to [other leaders] to meet in Council this evening ... Soon after 8. p.m. Prests Taylor & Cannon met the seven of the 12 first named at End[owment] house... President Taylor stated the object of the council. directed Br Nuttall to read a Revelation which he said he received more than a year ago requiring him to be anointed & set apart as a King Priest and Ruler over Israel on the Earth'over Zion & the Kingdom under Christ our King of Kings. He also read some extracts from minutes of the Council of the Kingdom after which the President called for any remarks when several spoke their mind and F. M. L. motioned that we proceed to obey the requirement of the Revelation. when we clothed in our Priestly attire. E Snow offered prayer, when after the usual ceremony F. M. Lyman prayed in the circle. L. Snow consecrated a bottle of oil. Counselor Cannon anointed President John Taylor and we all laid hand on the Prest. & Geo. Q. sealed the anointing according to a written form which had been prepared. We continued together until shortly after eleven when we separated ... Prst Jno Taylor was anointed K[ing]. P[riest]. R[uler]. of C[hurch]. Z[ion]. & K[ingdom]. ...

[Minutes, 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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