135 years ago today - Monday, Jun 20, 1887

[Heber J. Grant / Council of Fifty meeting]

Prest Cannon stated that it would take quite an amount of money for us to get into the Union [IE Statehood for Utah]. Said we were not going to purchase our way in, but that there would be large sums of money needed to spend in a legitimate way.... Some said we would need $1,000,000. What on earth we need of so much unless we are going to purchase our way into the Union is something I can't understand.

[Heber J. Grant diary, as quoted in Jedediah S. Rogers (editor), The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History, Signature Books (2014)]

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