Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Counting the Lawsuits

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Brigham Young stated that he knew of how many vexatious lawsuits that Joseph Smith was in court for?
a.                  48
b.                  21
c.                   37
d.                  53
Yesterday’s answer:
C.   He was usually chained to a prisoner on the kitchen floor
From the life of Edwin Dilworth Woolley Jr.:   Mary Elizabeth Woolley, one of the daughters of Dee and Emma Woolley, wrote:: “Besides fighting Indians, Father served as constable, alderman, policeman, etc. in St. George and was away from home much of the time; and often when at home, [he] slept on the kitchen floor with a prisoner chained to his body so the man could not escape, as there were no jails there at that time.
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Museum Memories, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Talon Printing, 2011), 3: 341-342.

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