Saturday, April 9, 2016

A Little on the Young Side

A Young Minister
Which prophet was actually a Methodist minister at the age of 17?
a.                  Wilford Woodruff
b.                  Brigham Young
c.                   Lorenzo Snow
d.                  John Taylor
Yesterday’s answer:
B.   Joseph Smith
“On my way home I did not fail to proclaim the iniquity and insolence of Martin Van Buren, toward myself and an injured people,” wrote Joseph Smith. “May he never be elected again to any office of trust or power.” This was literally fulfilled, as Martin Van Buren was never re-elected. In the Presidential election of 1840, Van Buren was renominated by the Democratic Party, but was defeated by William Henry Harrison, the Whig candidate. Harrison received two hundred and thirty-four electoral votes to sixty for Van Buren. In 1848 Van Buren was again a candidate for President being the nominee of the Free Soil Party. Lewis Cass was the nominee of the Democrats, and Zachary Taylor of the Whigs. Taylor was elected, and Van Buren did not receive a single electoral vote.

Roberts, B.H., ed., History of the Church (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1902), 4:89.

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