55 years ago today - Mar 22, 1967

We have received official notification of the procedures to be followed regarding the records of your father [former apostle John W. Taylor]. The restoration of blessings includes the restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood, his endowment blessings, and all sealing ordinances which were valid in the eyes of the Church at the time of his excommunication.

In other words, the sealing of his first three wives are ratified by the restoration and all of the children will be shown as 'Born in the Covenant'. Any sealings claimed for the last three wives can not be considered as having been ratified by the restoration of blessings and the children will not be shown as 'Born in the Covenant'. ...

[H. Dale Goodwin, Letter to Raymond W. Taylor, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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