170 years ago today - Mar 18, 1849

[Hosea Stout]
... John Taylor who in the course of his remarks deprecated the practice of swearing & called on all who would agree to flog any one whom they heard to swear to raise their hands whereupon many did while many did not vote either way. I suppose they rightly considered that it would be rather a fast way of getting into business. This was my feelings.

[Diaries of Hosea Stout]

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