Lorenzo Snow, Tuesday, Nov 10, 1885

-- Tuesday, Nov 10, 1885
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

The following notice in the Evening News


Charges having been preferred against Albert Carrington, a full and patient hearing was had before the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, where the following decision was unanimously adopted.

That Albert Carrington be excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints for the crimes of Lewd and Lascivious conduct and adultry. W. Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, Erastus Snow, Franklin D. Richards, Brigham Young, Moses Thatcher, Francis M. Lyman, John Henry Smith, Heber J. Grant, John W. Taylor and Councilor John W. Young. (1)

-- Friday, Nov 20, 1885
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

Deputy Marshalls went to Brigham City this morning and arrested Apostle Lorenzo Snow. O. F. Vandercook led the posse. (1)

-- Nov 20, 1885
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 20 I overhalled my trunk of records to day. I found all 3 of my autobyographs & Journals together.

I was Just informed that Lorenzo Snow was arested at Brigham City. I went to Judge Elias Smith & spent the night. I had quite a conversation with Brother Smith. (2)

-- 1885. November 20
(Lorenzo Snow) : Returning from a mission among Indian tribes in the Northwest, Snow was arrested for unlawful cohabitation. After a trial and unsuccessful appeals, the seventy-two-year-old leader was taken to the Utah Territorial Penitentiary on March 12, 1886. (3)

-- Nov 21, 1885 (Saturday)
Lorenzo Snow plead not guilty in the First District Court, in Ogden, and was admitted to bail. (4)

-- Dec 31, 1885 (Thursday)
After two days' trial in the First District Court, at Ogden, the jury returned a verdict of guilty against Lorenzo Snow for u.c. [Unlawful Cohabitation, I.E. living with a polygamous wife] in 1885, notwithstanding the evidence introduced had proven him innocent. (4)

1 - 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
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
3 - Van Wagoner, Richard and Walker, Steven C., A Book of Mormons, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
4 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology

LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow

Mormon History Timeline: the life of Lorenzo Snow


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