160 years ago today - Oct 26, 1862

... [Brigham Young] wished to say that he considered it important that some regulations should be made in each ward of this city by which the people might be kept from associating with the troops that have come into our city. To this end he recommended that the teachers of the several wards should be constituted policemen to look after the interests of the people, and that there be added to the present number of teachers in each ward sufficient to make the aggregate in each ward 36; that if these teachers became suspicious of any persons in their wards, they should watch them day and night until they learned what they were doing and who frequented their houses. If they found any of the sisters going to camp, no matter under what pretence, they should cast them off from the Church forthwith. He also wished them to select and appoint a committee of one or two in each ward to agree upon and make known to the Wards a list of prices, to have the people do all their trading with the camp through that committee, so that a standard price would be established for every article. ... It was also decided to pull out the warm spring bath, that there might not be that opportunity which at present exists, for loose characters to make it a meeting place for the carrying out of their wicked purposes. Mayor Smoot was instructed to see that the City Council take steps to further regulate and restrain the selling of liquor. Council then adjourned till Monday night at half past six. Benediction by Elder John Taylor. J[ohn]. V. Long, Clerk of meeting

[Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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