190 years ago today - Jan 6, 1834

A non-Mormon in Ohio writes that "Smith has four or five armed men to gard [sic] him every night." The prophet's bodyguard is Mormonism's first organization for internal security.

[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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