175 years ago today - 27 August 1844, Tuesday

[William Clayton Diary]
"...Thus has ended the earthly career of an innocent sufferer [Clayton's son via secret polygamous wife] who has known no comfort in this life but has suffered since his birth to his death. The tongue of slander has swung freely against him and many which his death /sic/. He is gone to rest with the just and will come forth again to inherit thrones, kingdoms, dominions principalities and powers in the mansions of his father. /Same day Cahoon went to get the Secretary but she returned it empty of its important papers/ ''She did this by means of a false key which will unlock it. Her [Emma's] treachery seems unbounded Rigdon, Marks, Emma, and some others are trying to draw of [off] a party They say there is no church."

[Fillerup, Robert C., compiler; William Clayton Nauvoo Diaries and Personal Writings, A chronological compilation of the personal writings of William Clayton while he was a resident of Nauvoo, Illinois. http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/clayton-diaries]

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