180 years ago today - Friday, May 3, 1844

[Brigham Young to Reuben Hedlock]
All things are going on gloriously at Nauvoo. We shall make a great wake in the nation. Joseph [Smith] for President. Your family is well, and friends generally. We have already received several hundred volunteers to go out electioneering and preaching and more offering. We go for storming the nation. ... The Kingdom is organized; and although as yet no bigger than a grain of mustard seed ... Cousin Lemuel is very friendly, and cultivating the spirit of peace and union in his family very extensively. William and Wilson Law, R[obert] D. Foster, C[hauncey] L. & F[rancis] Higbee, father [Austin] Cowles &c., have organized a new church. (Laws and Fosters were first cut off.) William Law is prophet, James Blakesley and Cowels, counselors; Higbee and Foster of the twelve: ... 'Tis the same old story over again, "The doctrine is right, but Joseph is a fallen prophet." Your brethren in the New Covenant, Brigham Young, Willard Richards.

[Historian's Office history, as quoted in Jedediah S. Rogers (editor), The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History, Signature Books (2014)]

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