165 years ago today - Jun 2, 1857

Brigham Young says, "I feel to sustain him," when informed that local bishop Warren S. Snow has castrated twenty-four-year-old Welchman for undisclosed sex crime. "just let the matter drop, and say no more about it," Young writes Snow in July about the castration, "and it will soon die away among the people." Snow's counselor confìdes to his diary that this young man "has now gone crazy."

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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