165 years ago today - Feb 11, 1856

President Brigham Young has had his mind deeply exercised upon the getting up of the Deserett Alphabet & carrying it into the practical use. He has laboured hard from the begining upon this subject & we are now making Books under his direction to be published in this Alphabet. We have got to get the type made as the letters are entirely new from any others now in use. I am satisfyed that great good will grow out of the Deseret Alphabet. It is an entire change of the English orthography of our English language. It spells all words by sound.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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