150 years ago today - Oct 3, 1868

President Brigham Young'-preached on sustaining the brethren, and letting outsiders alone. The President and school voted that those who dealt with outsiders should be cut off from the church. The President declared that he had tried to control the merchants, but could not do it; he said they would go to hell, if they did not turn a short corner. -- Salt Lake City

[General conference publicly sustains this boycott, which continues until 1882 and leads to esttablishment of ZCMI.]

[Journal History of the Church, Selected Collections from the Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints DVD 2 (2002), in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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