165 years ago today - May 25, 1858

[Wilford Woodruff]

President Young spent the fore part of the day in the office. While speaking of Col Kane President Young said Col Kane did say to President Buchannan that he owed Gov Young an apology for sending an army to Utah in the way he did and persuing the Course he had towards the people of that territory and He should make that apology to Gov Young for President Buchannan and he was an agent sufficient to do it./...

While speaking upon the subject of treason and being tried for treason, He Said to Hosea Stout I want to have you get all the testimony upon that subject you can together in the defence. I should show that I as the Governor of this Territory had a right to resist an armed force entering into this Territory In as much as the Presidet of the United States gave me no notice of sending an army to this Territory or of removing me from office. Then Show that the Presidet of the United States had no right to make war upon any states or Territory upon mere rumour untill investigating the subjet. ...

Presidet Young said I will not be tried in a Court by our Enemies while under their power. It will be Settelled either amicably or by the rifle....

He soon Called at the Historians office with a proposition to sell us 30,000,000 acres of land in the Musketoe Country [Nicaragua] for 10 cts per acre one third to be paid down when we take possession of the Country & the remander to be in instalments annually with 10 per cts interest all to be paid within 10 years. The Presidet refused to purchase & wrote an answer accordingly.

[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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