165 years ago today - 165 years ago - Oct 6, 1853 (Thursday)

The general conference of the Church was commenced in G.S.L. City. It continued four days. Apostles Geo. A. Smith and Erastus Snow were called to gather fifty families to strengthen the settlements of Iron County, Wilford Woodruff and Ezra T. Benson fifty families to strengthen the settlements in Tooele, Lyman Stevens and Reuben W. Allred fifty families for each of the settlements in Sanpete, Lorenzo Snow fifty families to go to Box Elder, Joseph L. Heywood fifty families to Nephi, Juab Co., and Orson Hyde to raise a company to make a permanent settlement on Green river, near Fort Bridger.

[Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology]

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