175 years ago today - Aug 12, 1844

[Wilford Woodruff]
Voted that Amasa Lyman is one of the Apostles. Voted that the estate of Joseph Smith settle its own depts and the Church have nothing to do with it.

Voted to organize the Continant of America into districts and appoint High Priest to Preside over each district.

Voted that B Young H. C. Kimball and W Richards district the Continant of America and appoint Presidents over the several districts. ...

Moved by H. C. Kimball that Elder W. Woodruff take a mission to England and Preside over the Church and Printing esstablishment in England, Ireland, Scotland & the ajacent Islands and Continant. Carried.

Voted that the general Superintendance direction and control of the emigration in England to be at the disposal of Brigham Young President of the quorum of the Twelve.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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