165 years ago today - Feb 2, 1856

G[eorge]. A. S[mith].[:] The Mormon Cotton is exciting considerable notice & is equal to Georgia upland Cotton'-[They] report the Mormons favorable to Slavery' B. Y.[:] The Missionaries have gone over into Kansas, & voted in all the officers favorable for Slavery'-[N]ow they have to call on the voters to go up & fight.

[Minutes, 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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