160 years ago today - Sep 7, 1859

Salt Lake City clerk records the sale of twenty-six-year-old "negro boy" for $800 to William H. Hooper, elected a month earlier as Utah's delegate to Congress. Until federal law ends slavery in U.S. territories in 1862, some African-American slaves are paid as tithing, bought, sold and otherwise treated as chattel in Utah.

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

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