135 years ago today - May 9, 1885

First Counselor George Q. Cannon is sentenced to six months in prison and fined $300 for polygamy. Before sentencing the judge reminds Cannon that he has discretion in sentencing and says, "I would love to know that you could conform to the law." Cannon replies "I cannot state what I will do in the future." He is given the maximum allowed sentence.

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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