145 years ago today - Jun 2, 1877

Deseret News story that a reporter for the New York Herald claims that there were two attempts to kill him during the past week in Salt Lake City, a knife attack and a shooting. On 2 June, the Deseret News dismisses his claim as "a vile plot gotten up... to revive the anti-'Mormon' excitement." On 23 June it editorializes that the New York reporter "is really in mental disorder," but two days later defends the city's investigation as a serious effort.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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