Saturday, November 18, 2017

Henry Phineas Richards Arrest

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While serving a mission in Hawaii, what was Henry arrested for?
a.                  Tracting after hours
b.                  Ministering without a license
c.                   Nonpayment of personal tax
d.                  Nonpayment of tithes
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   Contempt of Court
From the life of Elizabeth Jefford Drake Roundy:   When Pres. Brigham Young was sent to the Utah penitentiary for so-called contempt of court by Chief Justice James B. McKean in 1871, Sister Elizabeth suggested the getting up of a memorial to Gov. Axtell. This was sanctioned by Pres. Geo. A. Smith. Sister Eliza R. Snow and Sister Elizabeth commenced drafting the address at 12 o’clock midnight, and by 10 o’ clock the next morning they had obtained over eight hundred signatures, of which Sister Elizabeth had secured the greatest part. Before noon on that day, together with Sister M. Isabella Horne, she waited upon Governor Axtell, at his rooms in the Townsend House, and presented the memorial in behalf of the ladies of Salt Lake City. They had the pleasure of the full approval of his Excellency, and he thanked them for their confidence in him and for their kind feelings toward Pres. Young.

Andrew Jenson, L.D.S Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) Vol. 1, 810.

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