190 years ago today - Jul 03, 1834

Joseph Smith authorizes General Lyman Wight to give a discharge to every man of Zion's Camp who had proved faithful. Joseph also organizes the Clay-Caldwell Stake, the first stake in Missouri, with David Whitmer as president and William W. Phelps and John Whitmer as assistant presidents.

Later in the year Whitmer was ordained as Joseph Smith's successor "on condition that he [Joseph Smith] did not live to God himself."

[The Woodland Institute 'On This Day Historical Database' (defunct)]

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