175 years ago today - May 3, 1846

[Nauvoo Temple]
... Elder Orson Hyde Arose And Addressed the Assembly from the following words:

... You may wish to know what we have been doing in this house. I will tell you. We have been anointing And ordaining Kings And Priest unto God. I have been Anointed A king & Priest unto God. If any one wishes to kill me for it let them do it.

We have laboured hard to ordain kings & Priest unto God to reign here on the earth but not now, but I will tell you when it will be. When the LORD JESUS CHRIST comes to reign and recieve his Crown And sit upon his Throne. The Twelve Apostles will sit upon there Thrones & Judge the Twelve tribes of Israel. Then is the time we expect to recieve our crown And inherit this earth. We look forward for A new Heaven & earth but it will be the old Concern made gloriously and renewed. Those who have been ordained unto this office will be born at the resurrection in the royal linage. ...

They are now Persecuting us And there Persecutions Are bringing gray hairs upon the Saints but the Heads of the persecutors will be coverd with blackness...

Evry Saint has A guardian Angel with him so death cannot kill him. The Angels accompanied the Ancients. So they do us. The Angels of the waters & there was 4 on the cornors of the earth. When the guardian Angel is called away we are left to grapple with death.

... I feel to resign my citizenship because I Cannot enjoy it. I would Advise all the Saints that they Cast not another vote in this state but resign alloffices that they hold And all our friends to do thesame. ...

[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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