125 years ago today - Aug 9, 1897

Brother Moses Thatcher again appeared as a witness in his own behalf. He asked, 'Why am I condemned for arguing against the union of Church and State, when such are the views of our leading brethren on that subject? And if I should differ from them is not this State and Nation guaranteeing freedom of speech and of the press?' ...

Councillor Elias A. Smith made the objection that this was argument and was out of order at this stage of the proceedings. ...

[Salt Lake Stake High Council, Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015, Appendix 5: The 1897 Trial of Moses Thatcher before the Salt Lake Stake High Council]

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