180 years ago today - Aug 6, 1842

While attending a Masonic ceremony Joseph Smith prophesies that Mormons would settle in the Rocky Mountains. NILES NATIONAL REGISTER reportes that the Mormons have "six thousand votes under their immediate control, sufficient to give them the balance of power between the parties in the state. It is alleged they have found out how to make profitable use of this power...."

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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