185 years ago today - Jan. 15-16, 1838

The printing press in Kirtland, formerly owned by the Church but attached for debt payment in December [to Grandison Newell], burns down. Those loyal to Joseph blame the apostates. The apostates, of course, blame those loyal to Joseph. [LDS member Benjamin F. Johnson later recounted that his brother-in-law Lyman Sherman had burned building in order to prevent enemies of church from gaining access to printing press.]

[Conkling, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology]

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