165 years ago today - Jan 14, 1857

Thomas D. Brown begins "his duties in the Presìdent's Office, astonished at the number of applications for permission to take [plural] wives." A month later hardpressed Brigham Young recìtes "each [sealing] ceremony requiring about 600 words, which in several instances were spoken in 1 min 48 seconds!"

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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