Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Salt Lake City’s 1847 Stake High Council

Daniel Spencer was the individual set apart as the Stake President of Salt Lake City in 1847. What was unique about his high council that is different from almost all high councils since?
a.                  He had more power than the quorum of the twelve
b.                  He had 18 high councilmen
c.                   He tried both ecclesiastical and civil cases in his court
d.                  He was also a Bishop at the same time he was a Stake President
Yesterday’s answer:
(C)   A striped Navajo blanket
Escalante, Utah:   On the centennial, July 4, 1876, according to the local historian “the people showed their loyalty as best they could, and in absence of a better flag, they hoisted a striped Navajo blanket to the breeze.” 

Lowry Nelson, The Mormon Village (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1952), 85.

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