What happened on this date in Mormon History - several curious snippets every day
175 years ago today - Jul 9, 1842
Illinois Supreme Court Justice, Thomas Ford, a replacement candidate on the Democratic ticket for governor, gives a campaign speech at Mt. Carmel calling Joseph Smith an impostor and a scoundrel, and pledges himself to support the repeal or revision of the Nauvoo charters. In spite of this he carries Handcock County by 1,174 to 711.