130 years ago today - Wednesday, May 20, 1891

[John Henry Smith]

"I was busy all day. At 8 p.m. a large crowd got together at the Theatre. A large number of liberals [liberal party] had come in with the design of breaking up the meeting but they failed to do this. C. W. Bennett was made chairman and speaches were made both for and against organization. W. H. Dixon spoke against and I for. The vote for organization carried. I never felt better in my life in talking."

[Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith]

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