135 years ago today - Jun 5, 1885

DESERET NEWS editorial says that any seeking to use D&C 124:49 as precedent for discontinuing polygamy were moral weaklings and needed "a ramrod fastened parallel with their spinal column." Five years later First Counselor George Q. Cannon quotes D&C 124:49 in conference when presenting the manifesto (discontinuing polygamy) to the congregation.

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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