165 years ago today - Jan 19, 1858

[Wilford Woodruff]
I asked Brother Benson how it was in the States and He said as Bad as it could be. Brother Benson said that persecution had Commenced through England. They gather by thousands with sticks and stones and they break in the doors & windows knock down the Brethren and take the Clothing off the sisters &c.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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