160 years ago today - Apr 14, 1862

The first session of "ghost government" of the theocratic State of Deseret, which publicly meets, passes its own laws (duplicates of what the same legislators have just done in the territorial legislature), holds elections, and functions until 1872. Significant as a theocratic symbol, but unimportant in practice.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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