180 years ago today - Feb 21, 1843

Joseph Smith preaches concerning a wife-beater in Palmyra, New York: "I whipped him till he cried enough."

[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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