170 years ago today - 1842 26 Nov.

Patriarch Hyrum Smith appoints a man to spy on suspected polygamists in order to accuse them before the Nauvoo high council. By May 1843 Kimball and Joseph Smith's private secretary would call this "a plot that is being laid to entrap the brethren of the secret priesthood."

[Source: Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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