135 years ago today - Jan 20, 1886

[George Q. Cannon]

... we got word that gave us considerable uneasiness and caused us to conclude that we could not longer stay where we were with any safety. The information which reached us was that the Marshal and his deputies had obtained a clue to our stopping place.... A violent south wind was blowing, the roads were in a wretched condition, and none of us knew exactly which was the best road, and the people [of Draper] were entirely unprepared for our reception. These considerations, with my condition of health; which was wretched, for I could scarcely hold my head up'caused me to lean towards going to the city. Finally, President [John] Taylor concluded that we would go there. ... We followed him and reached the place and received a warm welcome. ... I had ridden with considerable pain and could scarcely hold my head up ... but there was a girl (a stranger, whose mother had requested our host to take care of her while she made a visit) who was exceedingly prying and curious and had succeeded in discovering something in

relation to us, and she had become angry at some reproofs which our hostess had given her and gone off to her brother-in-law's house'an apostate. We consulted on this matter and became satisfied that a longer stay here was unsafe.

[George Q. Cannon, Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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