170 years ago today - Saturday, Jan 20, 1849

The council [of Fifty] met in Heber C. Kimball's house. ... Voted that an armorer be appointed to take charge of the public arms. The chairman [Brigham Young] appointed Thomas Tanner accordingly. Voted that a building be erected forthwith for an armory, that Reynolds Cahoon be a committee for the erection thereof, and that Thomas Bullock be the treasurer. Thirty-two dollars was subscribed towards the expenses of the building. ...

J^John^ Pack stated that the two hunting companies for the destruction of wolves, ravens, etc., had selected 100 men each and had appointed February 1st as the day of counting. Voted that the companies continue hunting till March 1st.

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

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