175 years ago today - 1845 27 Sept.

Young criticizes Nauvoo police for shooting "a good man," apparently seventeen-year-old Isaac C. Phippen, out of "envy, hatred & malice." The official report is that this young Mormon was shot "accidentally."

[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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