85 years ago today - Aug 6, 1938

The first letter to the First Presidency from Nigerian S. G. Bada, a Baptist minister who for the next year requests church publications and information. He is interested in Mormonism because in other Christian church Nigerian polygamists "are not to be regarded as full members at all." The First Presidency politely informs him of the church's current ban on polygamy and sends him publications. When he announces that he has resigned his pastorate and desires LDS baptism and ordination, the First Presidency again sends him publications but does not inform him of the church's refusal to ordain black Africans to the priesthood.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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