- Where Hofmann may have gotten the idea (1844 blessing found, members of church react). Included is the foundation for Sidney’s claim that, yes, he was to watch over the church when Joseph was gone. Also, a quote stating that the successor had to be of “Joseph’s lineage,” might explain the sealings of men to each other in Nauvoo. It gave Brigham credence.
- James Strang’s right hand man who also said as much.
- Funny stuff in the quorum and more quotes.
- Another successor.
- Brigham Young’s own quote on his position:
“I have never particularly desired any man to testify publicly that I am a Prophet; nevertheless, if any man feels joy, in doing this, he shall be blest in it. I have never said that I am not a Prophet; but, if I am not, one thing is certain, I have been very profitable to this people” (Journal of Discourses 10:339).