140 years ago today - Jan 24 1884

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... we found on searching that in the History of Brigham Young it sayes that Orson Pratt [was excommunicated] for apostacy and following his wife instead of the [lead?]ers of the Church that he was Cut off from the Church on the 20 day of Aug 1842. Also W. Woodruff Journals show the same And He was restored to the Church, Baptized, Confirmed, and restored to the Apostleship on the 20 day of Jan 1843.

[[Pratt believed his wife's word over that Joseph Smith -- that Joseph had proposed to her while Pratt was on a mission.]]

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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