125 years ago today - Jan 4, 1896

[Francis M. Lyman]

... President Grover Cleveland signed the proclamation giving Statehood to Utah. This is a glorious event which the People of Utah have been seeking for 45 years or more. ... There has been in the minds of many a feeling that we never would be admitted. That Pres[ident] Kimball or someone else had so prophesied. If such had been the case certainly Pres[ident] Woodruff and all the Apostles from the days of Pres[ident] Kimball would have remembered it was well as any others. Important prophesies have generally been written down. Nothing of that kind has been recorded in sermons or otherwise. ...

[Excerpts of Apostle Francis M. Lyman Diaries, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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