180 years ago today - 180 years ago - Sep 9, 1838

Captain William Allred and ten men learn of a wagon full of guns and ammunition that were going to the mob that was planning an attack on Adam-ondi-Ahman. Allred finds the wagon broken down, arrests three illegal gun carriers, and distributes the guns to the Saints for their protection. The three prisoners are taken to Far West for trial. At this time, the mob has also been taking prisoners from time to time and sending out rumors of torture, in order to "make us commit the first act of violence."

[Source: Conkling, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology]

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