170 years ago today - Jan 13, 1852

Heber C. Kimball speaks against a bill requiring code commissioners to be learned in the law and argues that any good man could be a lawyer in Utah, not just those with training: "I am not learned in the law, and I want to get a salary and sit on my h-s the same as other men, let us not make laws that will prohibit ourselves from such privileges. . . . Now the most of these learned lawyers are as ignorant as I am, and I tell you, if I sat upon the bench, and they treated me as they treat Judge Snow I would knock them down. He is learned in the law and must submit to have the nasty curses shame him and they will call him a nasty s-t. Then I say let us poor ignorant fools have a chance to get salaries."

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