160 years ago today - Mar 23, 1860

[Brigham Young]
W[illia]m A. Hickman said he wanted to do right and to this day he did not know the cause of his present affliction; for what wrong he had done he was sorry and he was ready to take the thunder. He supposed Lot Huntington had feelings because he would not liberate Ferguson from his prison that was the only cause he could assign for their feelings towards him. President Young enquired of W[illia]m Hickman the hardest thing your brother told you I had said about you. W[illia]m A Hickman said drinking, swearing, and taking the name of the Lord in vain, and had lost my religion. President said the worst thing I said was that Lot Huntington and you had got to shooting each other, and you ought to stop it. Hickman said in regard to Lot's feelings I certainly took my knife out and brandished it in front of Lot but not with the intention of killing him, then Lot got mad and fired twice at me; and then I run and fired at Lot. Jas. Luce said he shot 11 times at Lot Huntington. -- Salt Lake City

[Brigham Young Office Journals as quoted 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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