175 years ago today - Mar 15, 1846

[John D. Lee]
At 7 PM Pres B Young H C Kimble Taylor Smith Lyman Richards Bishop Whitney& Father John Smith & others assembled in Post Office in council when James M Hemmick having previously appealed to the council for rehearing W J. Earl stated to the council the manner in which Hemmick challenged him for a duel Hemmick also made this statement by which it appeared to the council all the difficulty that existed bewteen them had arisen through some falsehoods told to Himmick about Earl'by some evil minded or mistaken person at Nauvoo Council decided there was no cause for hard feelings on either side'that the subject be forever dropped'to which the parties agreed & Hemmick was restored to his former standing in the church Pres Young directed that an epistle be written to the Saints in Nauvoo and that Edward P Duscett be written to come immediately to the camp that he would pay $5.00 & Kimble 5 more & J D Lee Clerk of the evening was appointed to write the letter. Pres Young named Dr. Richards tent the General Post Office & Dr Richards General Post Master. Council adjourned to 10 next day.

[John D. Lee Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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