125 years ago today - Sep 29, 1887

[Apostle Heber J. Grant Diary] Attended meeting of our quorum at the President's Office at 10 A.M. ... A document without date or signature but supposed to have come from the Administration at Washington was read. This document stated that in view of the fact that the people of Utah had adopted a Constitution for the proposed State of Utah in which polygamy was prohibited, that unless those of our people that came before the Courts in Utah on the charge of Polygamy and Unlawful Cohabitation shall promise to obey the law against these offenses; that it will be impossible to bring the Congress of the United States to believe that we have been honest in adopting a Constitution prohibiting polygamy, & that we as a people when coming before the Courts must not refuse to obey the laws and thus have to go to the penitentiary.

[Source: Diary of Heber J. Grant, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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