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Brigham Young Chosen to Lead Mormons After Death of Founder Joseph Smith

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Brigham Young is chosen to lead the Mormons. Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormons, had been killed by a mob in June, and several people had tried to claim leadership of the religion since then.

The succession crisis is solved when Brigham Young points out that Joseph Smith had a revelation that the Quorum of Twelve of Apostles were "equal in authority and power" to the First President.

Therefore, with Joseph Smith gone, the Twelve Apostles must be in charge.

A majority agree that they should lead the Church, with Brigham Young as the Quorum's President of course. He won't be ordained as President of the Church until December 1847, however.

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