170 years ago today - Saturday, Aug 23, 1851

A[lexander] Badlam [speaking]... He [Orrin Porter Rockwell] was willing to die for brother [Orson] Hyde. It is right to obey the presiding authority. Bro. Rockwell was acting under the authority of the Prest. of this council. Is in favor of brother Rockwell being remunerated. … The brethren finally concluded to forgive each other and endeavor to bury the past. Porter [Rockwell] is not willing to shake hands with them because he does not love them as well as he used to but he will forgive them, and endeavor to do them good.

[Selected Minutes of the Council of Fifty, Quinn Papers, Beinecke Library, as quoted in Jedediah S. Rogers (editor), The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History, Signature Books (2014)]

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