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An assassination 180 years ago

It was June 27, 1844, when a young man (aged 38) was running for president of the United States. His name was Joseph Smith, Jr. Many historians falsely attribute his slaying to his stance on plural marriage (polygamy). While that was a part of it, it was by no means the real causation.

This was some 16 years before Abraham Lincoln’s platform. Smith had his own plan for buying the freedom of slaves...


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