140 years ago today - Aug 6, 1879

Under the headline "Another Whipping Affair," the Deseret News reports that A. Milton Musser (the Presiding Bishopric's agent) and others beat U.S. Solicitor's son in a Salt Lake City police court in retaliation for his previous assault on Musser. On 8 Aug. the Deseret News editorial "Let the Issue Come," announces: "We shall protect our lives as best we may from the murderous assaults of imported assassins," and alludes to the Musser incident as "one small act of retaliation which, if they do not desist, will be but the first drop of the drenching shower to come."

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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