130 years ago today - Sep 3, 1892 • Saturday

[George Q. Cannon]

Our conversation [with George Miller] lasted upwards of an hour, and was to the effect that he wanted our help to make Wyoming and Idaho Democratic states. He reasoned at some length on the advantages it would be to the country to have this done, and the duty also that we owed as patriots to our country to save it from falling into the hands of the Republican party. I was forcibly reminded of the prediction that the time would come when the elders of this Church would uphold the Constitution of the United States and save it from destruction. Dr. Miller's picture of what the Republicans would do if they retained power would convey the idea that our votes would have this effect now. ... He said that Harrison's forces were divided, and he affirmed his unshaken belief that Cleveland would be elected. He said that this was the grand opportunity for us, and he pledged his honor that if we would do this we should receive the full benefit of it. ... I told him that in Idaho at the present time our folks could not vote because of the test oath. He said, yes, but a case had been prepared which, if it should be successful, would bring things right. ...

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

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