Mormons Beat Non-Mormons With Clubs During State Elections

Mormons Beat Non-Mormons With Clubs During State Elections

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Gallatin Election Day Battle: In Gallatin, Missouri, Mormons beat non-Mormons with clubs during state elections. Several non-Mormons are seriously injured.

This is the first serious incident of violence during the 1838 Missouri War between Mormons and non-Mormons.

Problems began even before election day because William Peniston, a candidate for the state legislature, called Mormons "horse-thieves and robbers." He insisted that they shouldn't be allowed to vote, telling residents that if they "suffer such men as these [Mormons] to vote, you will soon lose your suffrage."

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