145 years ago today - May 28, 1878

Joseph Young (a patriarch and senior president of the Council of Seventy) blessed his neice, Brigham Young's daughter: "These blessings are yours, the blessings and power according to the Holy Melchi[z]edek Priesthood you received in your Endowments, and you shall have them."

[Patriarchal blessing by Joseph Young, Zina Young Card Papers, Archives, Lee Library, BYU, as quoted at http://ordainwomen.org/quotes. See Quinn, "Mormon Political Conflicts" for full cite and context.]

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