175 years ago today - Oct 8, 1843

Sidney Rigdon: Formally charged with apostasy at general conference 6 Oct. 1843 where Joseph Smith Jr. recommended that he be rejected as counselor, but re-sustained by conference 8 Oct. 1843 (Joseph Smith Jr. had already anointed William Law and Amasa M Lyman as counselors in his place)

[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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