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excerpt – The Council of Fifty

The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History
The Council of Fifty was organized in the spring of 1844 to oversee political and temporal affairs such as Joseph Smith’s candidacy for the presidency of the United States. After the founder’s murder, the council was reconstituted under the...

The Council of Fifty

The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History
The original duties of the Council of Fifty were to help elect Mormon founder Joseph Smith to the presidency of the United States, to scout locations for colonies in Texas and Oregon, and to form the political kingdom of...