175 years ago today - Thursday, Dec 24, 1846.

[Willard Richards]

Municipal high council met at Dr. Richard's round house at 6 p.m, W. Richards, W. Woodruff, G. A. Smith, E. T. Benson, O. Pratt, B. Young. ... Voted all ardent spirits that now, or shall be hereafter, brought into this camp shall be taken to the bishops, they to sell it, and the profits go to support the poor, the persons to receive a remuneration for their spirits from the bishops. Voted that all persons who have ardent spirits for sale be notified of the vote of council, and if he refuses to obey the resolution, that he forfeit all his stock on hand. Voted that the marshall set the price of the spirits rescinded.

Voted that the carriers be paid a dollar and a half per hundred for the freight of whiskey. Voted that Higbee be instructed not to ferry over another barrel of whiskey without license from the council. A unanimous vote was given by all present, Twelve, council, bishops and visitors of their approval of these spirit votes tonight. When the contrary vote was called, there was no vote.

[Apostle Willard Richards Journal]

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