140 years ago today - Feb 23, 1883 • Friday

[George Q. Cannon]
The [anti-polygamy] Edmunds bill was brought up and was discussed by Senators Logan, Call and others. Logan was as bitter as usual. He has always been our enemy, and has never missed an opportunity to deal us a blow. Call made a manly defence of the constitutional principles involved in this law. When upon a vote, on a motion of Senator Ingals to disfranchise the women of all the Territories, it was developed there was no quorum. The next four hours (till 10 oclock) was spent in filibustering by the democrats to the great disgust of Edmunds who, baffled at every point, finally moved to adjourn. I was in the gallery till the close and exercised all the faith I could

[The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]

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