165 years ago today - May 24, 1858

[Wilford Woodruff]

I met with President B Young & H. C. Kimball & O Pratt G A Smith A Lyman C. C. Rich A. Carrington Cummings Sprague and held an interview with two men from Niquiorgo [Nicaragua] as Agents from Mr Kenny owner of some thirty millions of Acres of land in the Musketoe Kingdom. They Come to make proposals to the Latter Day Saints to go and occupy that Country.

... G. A. Smith said by the time we have got their and spent several years in improving the Country the[re/n?] they would pour in by thousands and take what we have. ...

B Young said Bless your soul I have more Confidence In the governments than they have. All they care about it is they want to get power & they will use it. What do the United States Care about the Constitution? Houper said they are doing away with the Constitution as fast as they Can. Their is no people in the Nation that Keep the Law as well as this people. ...

Mr Cooper said the Country was as Healthy as this. It Contains the Mountains Rolling, & bottom lands. There is a great amount of logwood, rosewood and all kinds of woods and fruits that grow in that Climate, sugar Cane indigo and all kinds of fruits grow spontaineously....

[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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