140 years ago today - Oct 10, 1880

Oct 10 1880 Sunday This is a great day to Israel. ... The various Quorums of the Priesthood were seated in the following Order: The first Presidency in the upper Seat The Twelve Apostles in the 2d seat. On the South of the Stand the Patriarchs & Presidets of the Stakes & their Councillors and the High Councils. On the North of the Stand the Bishops and their Councillors, Presiding Bishop Hunter & his Councellors in front of them. The High Priest on the North Benches of the house. The Quorum Presidets in the front. The Elders immediately Behing the High Priest. The Seventies on the Benches of the South side of the House And the Quorum Presidets in the front. The Lesser Priesthood in the North side of the House.

Conference Called to order By Presidet John Taylor. Prayer By Albert Carrington. This is the third time the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have been Called upon to organize a first Presidency of the Church. First the Prophet Joseph Smith & Councillors. Seconed when President Brigham Young & Councillors were Appointed. Third when President John Taylor & Councillors are now Presented to the Assembly.

Elder Orson Pratt then Presented the following Authorities of the Church to the Conference all of which were unanimously sustained without a dissenting vote By Each Quorum of the Priesthood rising in their order with uplifted hands to heaven.... After which George Q Cannon said I hold in my hand the Doctrins & Covenants and I present them to the Conference to see if the people will vote for them. He had also the Pearl of Great Price in Connexion with the Covenants and all the Conference voted to sustain the Revelations Contained therein.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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