165 years ago today - Mar 17, 1858

Church historians wrote that Brigham Young "was attacked with the most violent fever [he] ever experienced" and after days of suffering and being administered to he "desired to be baptized in the river."

["History of Brigham Young," Deseret News, March 17, 1858, 9; Stapley, Jonathan and Wright, Kristine, '"They Shall Be Made Whole": A History of Baptism for Health,' Journal of Mormon History, Fall 2008]

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