130 years ago today - Sunday, Mar 16, 1890

[John Henry Smith]
President Woodruff['s] instructions to us was read and three letters from W. W. Damron to President G. Q. Cannon complaining about the course pursued by [Stake] Prest. C. Layton were also read and Bro. Damton made a statement. He charged Bro. Layton with using ardent spirits and using profane language and of associating with bad men at Tucson. Witnesses were examined and a very free us[e] of ardent spirits was fairly proven. Also the use of bad language was fairly well sustained but the other charge fell to the ground. Bro. C. Layton confessed wrongdoing and asked forgiveness, which was granted.

[Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith]

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