Summertime and Recycling #4. D&C 107. Part 2: Beginning of the Nov. 11 Revelation.

We continue from part 1 with what is essentially that portion of the text of the (second) revelation of November 11, 1831 in the hand of John Whitmer.[1]
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Joseph Smith, John Pack and the High Priesthood, Part 3

In part 1 we gave some background on John Pack and Joseph F. Smith and their interaction over the issue of John Pack’s disagreement with some members of the 8th quorum of seventy early in 1880. Part 2 consist mostly of a letter written by Joseph F. Smith to Pack regarding Pack’s decision to go back on the agreement he made with John Taylor (president of the church’s quorum of the twelve apostles).
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Joseph Smith, John Pack and the High Priesthood, Part 2.

A couple of months ago I wrote part 1 of this post, intending to do part 2 shortly thereafter. But things got busy. So back at it now. In part 1 I introduced John Pack and his dilemma. Briefly, John Pack was in the presidency of the 8th quorum of Seventy in 1879 when his quorum asked the Quorum of the 12 to move him out for a couple of reasons. The apostles, then the presiding quorum in the church (no First Presidency at this point) voted to move Pack out of the quorum and make him a high priest. Pack agreed after some convincing but then reneged (more details in part 1).
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