Date: September 22, 2023 10:12PM
"Feb 3, 1890 - U.S. Supreme Court rules in DAVIS VS. BEASON that it is constitutional for Idaho to disenfranchise all Mormons. The decision is written by Justice Stephen J. Field who had previously been on the list of federal officials receiving bribes from the Church."https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1144591,1144783#msg-1144783
"Jan 19, 1887 - John Taylor has $40,000 removed from First
Presidency’s safe to bribe influential members of Congress to
oppose Edmunds-Tucker bills and support Utah statehood."
"Feb 13, 1888 - John W. Young (Brigham's son and the Church's
representative in Washington, D.C.) telegraphs church
headquarters that he needs $15,000 "for [senators Shelby M.]
Cullom and [Ezra] Davis," bribe money to secure their
cooperation in a favorable committee report on Utah Statehood.
He adds that he needs another $10,000 "to make sure of the
majority of the committee." Although they have sent Young
bribe money before, church leaders reply that he should do
nothing until he has consulted with other brethren, including
Joseph F. Smith, who is already enroute to replace Young as
head of the Mormon lobby.
Oct 23, 1888 - Wilford Woodruff and apostles approve sending
$20,000 to bribe Democratic members of Congress to help Utah
"Dec 15, 1892 - First Presidency informs apostles that "our
success in the Church suits was in a great measure due to the
fact that we have a partner of Justice Field of the Supreme
Court of the United States in our employ, who is to receive a
percentage of the money if the suits go in our favor, and the
property is returned to us." Aside from Justice Field
(1863-97), U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Blatchford
(1882-93) has also been bribed by the church's intermediaries,
even though he is inconsistent ally."