165 years ago today - Oct 6, 1857

Brigham Young: As federal troops were about to "invade" Utah Brigham Young presented himself as "Prophet, Seer and Revelator" to general conference 6 Oct. 1857 for first time since 1855 and not again until 1872

[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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