170 years ago today - Apr 7, 1851 (Monday)

At the general conference held in G.S.L. City in was voted to build a Temple. Edward Hunter was appointed successor to the late Newel K. Whitney as presiding Bishop of the whole Church. At this time there were about thirty thousand inhabitants in Utah, of which nearly five thousand were in G.S.L. City. The First Presidency issued the "Fifth General Epistle" to the Saints in all the world.

[Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology]

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