130 years ago today - Jun 19, 1894

[Apostle Heber J. Grant Diary]
At noon met with the Apostles in the Historian's office and listened to the testimony of Lorenzo Dow Hickey, one of the followers of Jas. [James] J. Strang and an apostle in the Strangite Church. He presented to us a book which he called "Book of the Law of the Lord." He claimed that this would have to be accepted by us and also the Josephites. I never listened to a more absurd recital in all my life that to the position that he took. He claimed that Jas. J. Strang was the true and lawful successor of the Prophet Joseph Smith and that he had called and tried to get Jos .Smith the son of the Prophet to allow him, Strang, to anoint him as the Prophet and leader of the Church and young Joseph had declined to let him do so, and that Strang had got into his house and anointed him the Patriarch of the Church and that today young Joseph was the right head od the Church. When asked whey he did now follow Joseph he said that he rejected him and his works but acknowledged his authority. Bro.
Franklin D. Richards made full notes of what was said and I will not attempt to do so here. I have had some funny ideas expressed to me during my life but Bro. Hickey has about the strangest I have ever heard from any one who claimed to have good common sense.

[Diary of Heber J. Grant, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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