160 years ago today - Oct 24, 1858

[Wilford Woodruff]
I met with my Prayer Circle at 10 oclok. J C. Little gave an account of a Row last night. Henry C. Phelps with several others knocked down a man in the streets & robed him of $165. Then a company Gathered & threatened to kill a policeeman if he did not go & releace a prisioner. He did so. Several policeemen Gatherd & the mob fired upon them & Bishop Wiler shot himself in the calf of the leg. Many shots were fired by the mob.

During this morning a man Caught Brigham H Young Horse by the bit & tried to steal his horse from him or the Bridel. Brother Pickston knocked him down with his policee stick.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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