135 years ago today - Jun 20, 1885

Elizabeth Ann Starkey is brought in as a witness against Charles S. White by federal officers investigating polygamy. On refusing to answer the question, "Have you ever in this country, within the last two years, occupied the same bed with defendant?" she was sentenced to one day's imprisonment and a fine of $50, and placed in the custody of the United States marshal until payment. On Jun 22 she again declined to answer, and was fined $100 and committed until payment. On Jun 24 she refused to answer similar personal questions to the grand jury, and was committed to the penitentiary until Aug 21, but was again imprisoned and kept till Oct 6.

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

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