140 years ago today - Dec 23, 1881

Zina Young also recorded in her journal that on Joseph Smith's birthday in 1881, she washed and anointed one woman " for her health " and administered to another " for her hearing." She remembered the Prophet's birthday and reminisced about the days in Nauvoo when she was one of his plural wives : " I have practiced much with My Sister Presendia Kimball while in Nauvoo & ever since before Joseph Smiths death. He blest Sisters to bless the sick."

[Zina Diantha Huntington Smith Young Diary, Vol. 13 Aug.- Dec. 1881, LDS archives, as quoted at http://ordainwomen.org/quotes. See Quinn, "Mormon Political Conflicts" for full cite and context.]

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