180 years ago today - Jul 6, 1844

[William Clayton]

[After the death of Joseph Smith] The greatest danger that now threatens us is dissensions and strifes amongst the Church. There are already 4 or 5 men pointed out as succesors to the Trustee & President & there is danger of feelings being manifest. All the brethern who stand at the head seem to feel the delicacy of the business. Phelps & Dr Richards have taken a private course & are carrying out many measures on their own responsibility without council.

[The Nauvoo Diaries of William Clayton, 1842-1846, Abridged, Digital Edition, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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