180 years ago today - Jun 1, 1841

Hyrum and William Law leave on a mission to the East. From Pittsburgh, they report that [First Presidency Counselor] John C. Bennett has abandoned his wife and child. Bennett takes poison in an apparent suicide attempt dramatizing his remorse but recovers and is allowed to retain his positions.

[Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books, http://bit.ly/lucys-book]

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