165 years ago today - Jan 10, 1852

Brigham Young declares in the Deseret News, "Human flesh to be dealt in as property is not consistent or compatible with the principles of government." However less than a month later he twice argues in favor of a bill legalizing Black African slavery in the territory. He favored slavery of Blacks for religious reasons but did not want slave markets in Utah.

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  1. Note: The DN published BY's speech delivered Jan.5th before the Territorial Legislature.


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