160 years ago today - Mar 10, 1861

President Young said He did not wish Utah mixed up with the secession movement. He said that when Buchanan sent the armey [to Utah] it was there intention to Hang the Leaders then send thousands of Gentiles here and they intended to rob all this people and take possession of our Houses & lands and they sent Gov Cummings to operate with them. But they got disappointed & it was upon that ground that Governor Cummings told the Forses not to go away that there would soon be Employ here but the Lord has controlled the gov[ernor?] & he has done putty well & I feel to bless him but He had Evil in his heart when he Come here.

[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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