[President Wilford Woodruff]
The [traditionally anti-Mormon] Liberal Party disbanded last night and to day Cease to Exist. The Clergymen of various sects met Last night & the Majority voted to no longer oppose Statehood for Utah. A great Change is manifest Concerning The Saints.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]