165 years ago today - Apr 5, 1858

Appointed terroritial governor Alfred Cumming left Camp Scott, Wyoming, for Salt Lake City (115 miles) with Col. Kane and two attendants to assume his office [to replace Brigham Young], but with no military escort.

[Hale, Van, Mormon Miscellaneous, Utah War Chronology, http://www.mormonmiscellaneous.com/utahwar/id2.html]

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