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By Jedediah S. Rogers

ISBN-10: 1560852240

ISBN-13: 9781560852247

Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith had either millennial and temporal aspirations for the association he referred to as the Council of 50, named after the variety of males who have been meant to contain it. geared up a number of months earlier than Smith’s loss of life in June 1844, it endured lower than Brigham younger as a mystery shadow executive till 1851. mins from the earliest conferences are closed to researchers yet modern debts communicate of a deliberative physique getting ready for Christ’s drawing close reign. It additionally helped to sponsor Smith’s U.S. presidential bid and oversaw the exodus to present-day Utah.

One member downplayed the importance of this mystery legislative physique in 1849 as “nothing yet a debating School.” to the contrary, a regular assembly integrated judgements concerning irrigation, fencing, and adobe housing, and then the crowd sang a music written via Parley P. Pratt: “Come ye sons of doubt and sweetness; Indian, Moslem, Greek or Jew; … Be to all a chum and brother; Peace in the world, sturdy will to men.” weeks later, the council known as for “blood to stream” to implement its laws.

As the 19th century waned and the LDS Church moved towards the yank mainstream, finishing its emphasis at the impending finish of Days, there has been not a necessity for a Church-managed municipal workforce destined to turn into the millennial global govt. The council turned inappropriate yet survives at the present time as a old artifact to be had in fragmented documentary items that are provided the following for the 1st time.

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