160 years ago today - Jul 27, 1860

Presidet Young read me a letter from Bishop Maughn Stating that there had been a fracus with the Indian. The Brethren had taken a one eyed Indian prisioner for Stealing and several Indians Came down to liberate him. The Indian started to run & the guard shot him dead. The other Indians shot at the guard & killed a Brother Reed & mortally wounded Samuel Cousins through the lungs. The Indians then took to the mountains & found two Merrils getting wood. They shot Ira Merrill dead & his Brother badly wounded. They took some Indians prisioners. The rest gathered their forces & Came down to liberate them & they met 100 rifles. They then held a Council. The Indians then agreed to go & get those who had shot the white men & bring them in & put them to death & make pease.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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