170 years ago today - Jul 27, 1853

DESERET NEWS publishes Mar 12 sermon of second counselor Jedediah M. Grant: "But if Latter Day Saints should put to death the covenant breakers, it would try the faith of the very meek, just, and pious among them, and it would cause a great deal of whining in Israel . . . and it is also their right to kill a sinner to save him, when he commits those crimes that can only be atoned for by shedding his blood."

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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