Today in Mormon History - Mar 14

Today in Mormon History ...

Utah makes unlawful cohabitation a felony. Even federal anti-polygamy crusade of 1880's did not do this. With encouragement for First Presidency, stake president Hugh B. Brown writes this bill and Mormon legislators pass it. (1)
-- 75 years ago - Mar 14, 1935

Palmyra, New York. Joseph Smith wrote what became the preface to the first edition of the Book of Mormon. (2)
-- 180 years ago - about Mar 14, 1830

Senator Thomas H. Benton of Missouri checks out BOOK OF MORMON from Library of Congress. He does not return it until Jun 3, 1851, first national leader to voluntarily show interest in Mormon scriptures. (1)
-- 160 years ago - Mar 14, 1850

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith

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