Lorenzo Snow, 1885

-- During 1885
Age 71, Served short-term mission to Native Americans in northwestern United States. (1)

-- Jan 5, 1886 (Tuesday)
In the First District Court, at Ogden, the jury brought in another verdict of guilty against Lorenzo Snow for u.c. [Unlawful Cohabitation, I.E. living with a polygamous wife] in 1884 and part of 1883, in conformity with the segregating policy. (2)

-- Jan 10, 1886
[Sermon] Lorenzo Snow: No Prominent Latter - Day Saint Who Lives His Religion Need Expect Justice in the Courts - The Same Sacrifices May Be Required of Modern As of Ancient Apostles - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day Saints Established By Divine Revelation - We Will Be Made Perfect By Suffering - Our Character As Latter - Day Saints Must Be Preserved Inviolate - Visit of Jesus to Kirtland Temple - Farewell, JD 26:364 - 369 (3)

-- Saturday, Jan 16, 1886
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

Lorenzo Snow was sentenced by Judge Powers to 18 months in the Penitentiary and $900.00 fine. An appeal was taken to the Supreme Court. (4)

-- Jan 16, 1886 (Saturday)
In the First District Court, Ogden, Apostle Lorenzo Snow was sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment, $900 fine and costs, for u.c. [Unlawful Cohabitation, I.E. living with a polygamous wife] James H. Nelson was sentenced to six months' imprisonment and $300 fine for the same offense, while James Taylor, who promised to obey the law in the future, was let off with $300 fine. Nelson was taken to the Penitentiary, but Lorenzo Snow was given ten days in which to prepare his appeal, being placed under $15,000 bonds. (2)

-- Feb 6, 1886 (Saturday)
The Utah Supreme Court sustained Judge Powers' decision against Apostle Lorenzo Snow, but granted the defendant twenty days in which to perfect an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States. It also sustained the decision of the Third District Court against Brigham Y. Hampton. (2)

1 - http://lds.org
2 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology
3 - Journal of Discourses, http://jod.mrm.org
4 - Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith

LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow

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