165 years ago today - Nov 3, 1857

Safe conduct pass signed by Brigham Young that bearer "is hereby granted permission to pass freely and safely through this Territory on his way to California." Since early 1850s there are claìms that it is dangerous for Mormons to attempt to leave Salt Lake City for the East without a pass from Brigham Young.

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

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