130 years ago today - Oct 7, 1890

President George Q. Cannon spoke of the necessity of the sisters being encouraged under the difficulties incident to the issuance of the President's Manifesto, and that the local authorities should do their utmost to shield the women and children. Pres[iden]t. Cannon felt that he could prophesy that the course that the Church was pursuing was the path of safety, and that it would lead to political success. President Woodruff drew the attention of the brethren to the fact that the Manifesto did not affect our present family relations, but it simply stated that all plural marriages had ceased. He had the mind and will of God before he took any action, and called upon the brethren not to desert their families but continue to do their duty by treating them with kindness. ...

[First Presidency Office Journal, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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