175 years ago today - Dec 27, 1845

Patriarch John Smith blesses a woman whose husband is non-LDS: "the Priesthood in its fullness shall be confered upon thee in due time[--]thou shalt have pow[e]r ov[e]r try relatives & friends & thy husband & children to lead them whethersoever thou wilt in as much as you seek faithfully & truly to preserve them in the bonds of the new & ev[e]rlasting covenant."

[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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