160 years ago today - Mar 29, 1859

[Wilford Woodruff]
Governor ALFRED CUMMING Has issued a proclamation to the inhabitants of Utah protesting against the proceding of the United States Courts in Calling out the Army to protect his Court or to intimidate the witnesses Jurors & Citizens of this territory. ...

Their was a Row in the main street about 2 oclok Mr Hart the Chief Gambler drew his pistol swareing he would shoot some mormon. A young sprouse followed his example & swore he would shoot a mormon. He mounted his mule & shot 3 Balls into the Croud & run. The Croud shot 6 Balls at him while running. Shot one ball into his mules neck. Hart also run away.

[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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