140 years ago today - Jun 2, 1880

Br Joseph Young Senr. Said he was going to lay the subject of taking the Seventies and ordaining them High Priests before the Twelve. He wished to report to them the language of Brother Brigham and of Joseph the Prophet. He (Joseph) said, You could not take a Seventy and make a High Priest of him. He referred to the case of Gladden Bishop, who was ordained from a Seventy to a High Priest by Hyrum his brother and he Br Hyrum received a severe rebuke for taking such an unwarrantable [sic] course. Said also that Brother Brigham was asked on one occasion whether he should take an Apostle and ordain him an High Priest? He answered that no reason for it. He referred to many things that were [told] him by Brigham and the Prophet Joseph Smith against the ranks of these Quorums being broken up; whose ordinations were placed upon them as special witnesses and travelling ministers to the nations of the earth and against making them local officers.

[Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015, Appendix 1: Minutes of the Seventies, 1837-1933, Excerpts]

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