170 years ago today - August 24, 1843. Thursday.

[William Clayton Journal] ...At night I asked mother if M[argaret] might sleep with Ruth and me. She appeared very rebellious and would not consent but said we might do as we had a mind. J[oseph] S[mith] through W[illiam] C[layton] pays D[avid] D. Yearsley.

[Source: George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton]

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