160 years ago today - Jul 1, 1862 • Tuesday

[George Q. Cannon]

... Then called upon Garrett Davis, Senator from Kentucky. We introduced ourselves. His first words were that he was opposed to ever making a State with the institution of polygamy. We replied that he was candid; but we had called upon him as a public man, a Senator, to speak to him in relation to the admission of our State. "Well," he said, "as a public man he answered that he would rather see the solid earth rent in twain than he would ever vote for our admission as a State." ... I replied that I thought there would scarcely be an necessity for such a catastrophe as that to happen to secure his vote. ... We feel to leave him in the hands of God, and I feel to say in the name of the Lord Jesus that from this very morning his influence and power will begin to wane, and he will eventually, and that before long, be stripped of both and go down until he will be despised by all who know him. Amen.

[The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]

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