160 years ago today - May 28, 1858
A private in the Army stationed at Fr. Leavenworth, Kansas writes before his march to Fr. Floyd in Utah: "That Young's career in Utah should be arrested, no one will deny: none will attempt to apologize for his crimes and those of his fanatical followers. The cause of morality demands the extermination of this nest of adulterers, and no further time should be wasted in attempts at compromise or windy discussion. It were useless to attempt their reformation-the only missionaries that can make headway with them are such as wield the sabre and the musket."