180 years ago today - 1844 1 Jul.

Richards, Taylor, and W. W. Phelps announce they will await the return of the Quorum of Twelve before deciding the nature of the church's new leadership [after the death of Joseph Smith].

[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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