140 years ago today - Apr 6, 1880

John Taylor restores the Old Testament practice of the jubilee celebration, in honor of the church's fiftieth birthday. He forgives half of the unpaid tithing and debts owed to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund and encourages charitable gifts to the poor.

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

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