175 years ago today - 1845 3 Sept.

Nauvoo Neighbor reports the first suicide by a Mormon woman. She slit her throat with a straight-edged razor "in a state of mental aberration."

[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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