150 years ago today - Jul 16, 1870

Non-Mormons organized the Liberal party, which markedly divided Utah citizens for more than twenty years. "Godbeites" joined with the Gentiles for political purposes, with members of both groups calling for all who opposed "despotism and tyranny in Utah" and who favored separation of church and state to join in a founding convention held in the Gentile stronghold of Corrine.

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

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