"To Carry Out Joseph's Measures is Sweeter to Me than Honey" : Brigham Young and the Council of Fifty
The Council of Fifty : What the Records Reveal about Mormon History
Religious Studies Center, BYU
The author considers the Council of Fifty Minutes to be more revealing of Brigham Young and his leadership than that of Joseph Smith. In this article he considers what is learned about Brigham Young from the records kept over the 11 months that the council met during the presidency of Brigham Young.