190 years ago today - Jun 12, 1831

Official Church Historian John Whitmer, one of the "eight witnesses" to the Book of Mormon, begins keeping the history of the church in "The Book of John Whitmer, kept by commandment." After Whitmer's excommunication he continued his history: "He [Joseph Smith] from this time began to be lifted up in the pride of his eyes, and began to seek riches and the glory of the world, also sought to establish the ancient order of things, as he & his counsellors Rigdon & Hyrum Smith pleased to call it. Therefore they began to form themselves into a secret Society which they termed the Brother of Gideon, in the which Society they took oaths that they would support a brother wright or wrong even to the sheding of blood."

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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