160 years ago today - Feb 4, 1863

[Wilford Woodruff]
In Company with G. A. Smith Jacob Hamblin & Wm. B Maxwell with the 3 Moquitch Indians I visited Presidet Brigham Young who seemed pleased with the interview. President Young gave them Each an Apple which they Eat with a good relish. The Moquitch Indians live in New Mexico about 125 Miles South East of the Colorado & 335 miles from St George. ... They are vary intelligent and light Colored. There are some with blue Eyes & Hazel Eyes and vary light hair but they have never mixed blood with any white men or other Indian tribes. ...

After leaving President Youngs I took them to the printing Office & showed the process of printing & Bookbinding & the telegraph Office. They were much pleased with what they saw. I took them home & gave them some dinner & Apples and Apricotts & plum pitts. Brother Hamblin took them to the stores & to the Theater in the Evening. They were much pleased with the scenery. They have Theaters at home & give good representations.

[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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