110 years ago today - Jul 21, 1913

[James E. Talmage]
... Brother Holton fasted and prayed and received visitations of heavenly personages and manifestations of divers kind by which he learned that in this locality immense bodies of rich gold ore lay hidden [which became the Magestic Mine near Brigham City]; and that he is the man through whom it is to be brought forth to be used primarily in building temples and in vicarious labor for the dead. In response to my request, Dr. Pack gave an account of the geologic structure, and he [illegible] stated plainly that the region is devoid of any shadow of promise of mineral occurrences. With his description I expressed myself in hearty accord and then at the request of the brethren told them how I regarded this so-called manifestation of divine power. Speaking under the influence of the Spirit of the occasion I bore solemn testimony to them that their undertaking was inspired of evil and that disappointment and trouble would surely follow a continuation of this useless work. ... I told them that I bore this testimony in the name of the Lord, and it was to them the Word of the Lord[.] The brethren were variously affected; and I believe some of them will renounce this utterly misguided undertaking. ...

[James E. Talmage, 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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