Mormon History, Oct 6, 1847

William Smith organizes a church in Illinois with himself as patriarch and as temporary president "during the minority" of an unnamed son of the martyred prophet. On this same day, in another country of Illinois, Sidney Rigdon's former counselor Samuel James (a member of Joseph Smith's theocratic Council of Fifty) announces that angels have "placed Rigdon's crown upon his head" to lead the Latter Day Saints.

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