170 years ago today - Feb 27, 1853. Sunday.

[William Clayton]
A company of ruffians having assembled during meeting, extinguished many of the lights, creating a general sense of confusion and excitement. The brethren escaped without personal harm, although their hats were crushed on their heads. When they applied to the magistrates for redress, the magistrates began to question them on the doctrine, and the brethren commenced preaching to them. The result was, they were soon stopped and the case dismissed from court.

[George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://bit.ly/WilliamClayton]

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