160 years ago today - Mar 17, 1860

Prest. Young alluded to William Smith, brother of the Prophet and said the last he heard of him his head was as white as a sheet; and so poor that he could not provide a morsel of food for his wife. Pres[ident] remarked a woman purporting to be his wife used to lecture against Mormonism in the States; and a man used to accompany her as a protector, they were caught in bed together and published in the Eastern papers. -- Salt Lake City

[Brigham Young Office Journals as quoted in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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