140 years ago today - Tuesday, Oct 4, 1881

Salt Lake City Hall

10 a.m. The C[ouncil] of 50 met at the City Hall. It took a great deal of labor to get the number necessary to form a quorum but we finally succeeded. We meet again at 2 p.m. and several committees reported and then we adjourned until the 4 of April, 1882 at 10 a.m.

[John Henry Smith diary, as quoted in Jedediah S. Rogers (editor), The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History, Signature Books (2014)]

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