140 years ago today - Feb 23, 1882

[Wilford Woodruff]

I attended the Council in the Evening and it was voted for the Legislature to get a Joint Resolution passed to appoint a Committee of both Houses to organize a State Governmet & ask for Admission into the union. Remarks were mad by Presidet Taylor & Erastus Snow.

He said we should Claim of the Governmet Evry right that the Constitution gave us and if the Nation rejected us they must bear the Blame of it. This was our duty as a matter of History & to our Children & to Posterity.

[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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