140 years ago today - Oct 17, 1882

Annie Gallifant Connelly, despite her pregnancy, is the first Mormon woman sentenced to penitentiary for refusing to answer questions from a grand jury seeking to indict her polygamous husband. For a similar refusal, better-known Belle Harris is in a penitentiary with her infant child from 18 May-31 Aug. 1883.

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

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