180 years ago today - Apr 28, 1844

... William and Wilson Law, Higbee, Foster, and others meet at Wilson Law's home to begin a new, "reformed" church. Calling Joseph a fallen prophet, they choose a replacement. William Law is made president of the new church, Austin Cowles and Wilson Law are made counselors, and a Council of the Twelve is called. They decide to order a press to publish their own views They have about 200 followers.

[Conkling, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology]

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