180 years ago today - Sep 11, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith appointed William W. Phelps, Henry Miller, and Hosea Stout to wait on Thomas Ford, governor of Illinois, to obtain public firearms for the Nauvoo Legion.

[BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith, http://byustudies.byu.edu]

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