185 years ago today - Nov 7, 1837

The First Presidency ordains Isaac Morley a stake patriarch in Missouri. Although the president of the Quorum of Twelve is present, he is not invited to join in the ordination since apostles in the 1830s are not authorized to function in stakes or to ordain stake patriarchs. [Morley had been temporarily incarcerated for treason, arson and murder.]

[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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