155 years ago today - Jun 11, 1865

Schuyler Colfax, a representative from Indiana and the speaker of the House (later to become the vice president of the United States), and J.M. Ashley, chairman of the House Committee on Territories, arrive in Salt Lake City on a fact-finding mission for the U.S. government. They are to obtain information on the Saints' practice of plural marriage and the Church's attitude toward the federal government.

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