145 years ago today - Feb 7, 1878

At a meeting for the renegade "Conservative" ticket of the People's Party, the first speaker is Dr. J.M. Benedict (who is a member of the People's Central Committee for Salt Lake County). He complains that the regular People's convention is "influenced by previous manipulation." Benedict adds: "He was opposed to that unity produced by the bulk of the people doing as two or three men directed."

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

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