180 years ago today - Mar 2, 1842 - Wednesday

[Joseph Smith]
Paid taxes. to Bagley in the General Business office, for county & State purposes. but refused to pay the taxes on the City & Town of commerce. [Walter Bagby was the Hancock County tax collector. JS refused to pay taxes assessed on behalf of Commerce, "there being no such place known in law; the city & town of commerce having been included in the city plot of Nauvoo."]

[Joseph Smith, Journal, Dec. 1841–Dec. 1842 in "The Book of the Law of the Lord," Record Book, 1841–1845]

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