185 years ago today - May 12, 1838

Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon request annual remuneration of $1,100, each. The council gives 80 acre lots to each and grants their salary request. Council member George M. Hinkle "bitterly opposed it, as the Church had always been opposed to a salaried ministry."

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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