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“We have received some pressious things through the Prophet on the preasthood that would caus your Soul to rejoice [-] I can not give them to you on paper fore they are not to be riten … thare is a similarity of preast Hood in masonary. Br[other] Joseph ses Masonary was taken from preasthood but has become degenerated. but menny things are [made] perfect.”

Heber C. Kimball – 17 June 1842, Letter to Parley P. and Mary Ann Frost Pratt, Church Historical Department; see also Quinn, “Latter-day Prayer Circles” (Provo, UT: BYU Studies – Fall 1978 19:1), 4.