165 years ago today - Jul 1, 1857

Without explalnation, the postmaster at Independence, Missouri refused to release the mail to the Y. X. Company for delivery to Utah. They discovered that their mail contract had been cancelled and that a secret operation was planned to send 2500 federal troops to Utah.

[Hale, Van, Mormon Miscellaneous, Utah War Chronology, http://www.mormonmiscellaneous.com/utahwar/id2.html]

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