140 years ago today - Jan 19, 1881

[Joseph F. Smith]
I took a doz[en]. towels to the E[ndowment]. H[ouse]. 2 p.m. ... President Taylor first read the 123 Sec[tion] of the Doctrine and Covenants (new edition). Then Bro[ther] Nuttall read a prayer which had been especially prepared by president W[ilford]. Woodruff. We then offered prayer, Brother Woodruff being mouth. We then washed our feet in pure water as a witness against those who persecuted and drove the Saints in Jackson co[unty]. Missouri in 1833, and those who tarred and feathered the prophet Joseph Smith in Hiram, Portage county, Ohio, also those who persecuted the Saints in Kirtland [Ohio], then those who persecuted them in Missouri, then the mobs of Illinois, and finally those who now are persecuting and rejoicing in the persecutions of the Saints. We then clothed in the garments of the priesthood, and offered prayer in the appointed way, calling upon God to remember all those referred to and all others aiding and abetting in the mobbings and drivings of the people of God. Brothers Rich, Hunter, and Nuttall did not clothe but were present all the time. ...

[Joseph F. Smith, Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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