175 years ago today - Jan 31, 1848

Almon W. Babbitt writes to Brigham Young from Nauvoo, "William has got the mummies from Mother Smith and refuses to give them up." Joseph Smith's brother William had previously written James J. Strang, "the mummies and records are with us and will be of benefit to the Church when we can get them to Voree, [Wisconsin]." Babbitt also informs Young that Joseph Smith's widow, Emma, has joined the Methodist Church.

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