He quickly travelled from Missouri to the territory to report to Brigham Young on 24 June 1857 that the U.S. Army was coming to Utah to take over the local government. Brigham Young kept this report confidential until a month later when it was dramatically confirmed by the arrival of Orrin Porter Rockwell at the 24 July picnic.
[Utah History Encyclopedia: William Hickman, http://www.uen.org/utah_history_encyclopedia/]
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