175 years ago today - Mar 13, 1847

While keeping close watch on a dissenter by Young's instructions, policeman and former Danite Hosea Stout writes that the appropriate outcome would be to "cut him off--behind the ears--according to the law of God in such cases."

[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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