Mormon studies, mantle of the prophet, Brigham Young
After the death of Joseph Smith, many of the Saints reported that they received a strong spiritual witness that convinced them the mantle of Joseph had fallen on Brigham Young.
Jorgensen, Lynne Watkins and Studies, BYU
"The Mantle of the Prophet Joseph Passes to Brother Brigham: A Collective Spiritual Witness,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 36
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol36/iss4/8