By authorization of President Heber J. Grant, all former priesthood and temple blessings are restored to William A. Hickman. He was excommunicated in 1868 for reasons not completely clear. Official Church records cite "apostasy," but Hickman declared it was because he left the territory "without permission." Hickman testified under oath that Brigham Young had "ordered" him to commit murder. In 1872 Brigham Young was indicted for murder based on Hickman's testimony. The charges were later dropped.
[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com, based on Michael Quinn's Mormon Hierarchy vols 1 & 2]