185 years ago today - Jan 1, 1838

John Smith, an assistant counselor in the First Presidency, reports the excommunication of dozens of dissenters at Kirtland during the last week of Dec, including Book of Mormon witness Martin Harris.

[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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