180 years ago today - Jan 22, 1842

The QUINCY WHIG discusses Joseph Smith's recent announcement that the Mormons will vote as a bloc: "This clannish principle of voting in a mass, at the dictation of one man, and this man who has acquired an influence over the minds of his people through the peculiar religious creed which he promulgates, is so repugnant to the principles of our Republican form of Government, that its consequences-will be disagreeable to think of bitter hatred and unrelenting hostility will spring up, where before peace and good will had an abiding place

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