What did Church leaders try to stop in 1896 that didn’t take, going so far as to call it evil?
a. Viewings at funerals
b. Dedicating graves
d. Public show of affection
C He wasn’t present when the blessing was given
David Whitmer was not physically present when this blessing was given. [The blessing was given by Joseph Smith Sr.].
Marquardt, H. Michael, Early Patriarchal Blessings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: The Smith-Pettit Foundation, 2007), 49.