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 - a of is votes in a Slow. All Alormontlom is...
a of is votes in a Slow. All Alormontlom is greatly agitated over the prosecutions now being instituted against their leaders for bigamy. The Territorial- law enacted by Congress provides that on complaint, of tho first wife of any person having a plurality of wives, the offender shall be liable to punishment for bigniny. Under this law, one of their leading Bishops, Ilawkins by unme, has been prosecuted in the U. S. Courl. and n verdict of guilty of bigniny it'turncd iigninst him. At this writing lit; has not received his sentence, but will bo scut to Chancery in spite of the protests of his fellow criminals. Brigham Young has also been indicted, and will be tried for the same of- fonse. This is the right way to with this disgusting evil, and when the lesser lights anong the Mormons see the strong' arm of the law laid upon Ihosc hiifh in authority, they will rend the doom of polygamy in unmistakable characters. Thus far all is r[uiet in..Salt Like, but svait until their great apostle is-'-ondomnced, and then see the rtsul1.

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  1. Elyria Independent Democrat,
  2. 01 Nov 1871, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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