130 years ago today - Dec 31, 1893

[Wilford Woodruff]

It has been a vary important year in Many respects. It has been a hard year throughout the world in financial Matters. Money hard to obtain. Their has been the Greatest Changes taken place Concerning the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints during the year 1893 Ever known since its Organization.

A Bill for the Admission of Utah into the Union as A State Passed the House of Representatives with ownly 5 opposing votes.

The Mormon Quire [Choir] took the 2d Prize in the Chicago fair in Contesting against the world. W. Woodruff G Q Cannon & J F Smith as the Presidency of the Church was Received with open Arms at the Chicago fair by the Leading Men of the world. Even the Mayor & Citizens of Jackson County Entertained us in the & made us welcome And all our opponets in Utah have laid down the weapons of war And Ask for a State Government.

Our Temple is Dedicated.

[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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