150 years ago today - Mar 4, 1873 • Tuesday

[George Q. Cannon in Washington D.C.]
... then came the [anti-polygamy] Frelinghuysen Bill; but Mr. Sarjent of California objected to the consideration of so important a Bill when there was no quorum present. It was laid aside informally; and from that <time> until half past eleven, when upon motion it was decided to transact no more legislation, it could not be reached. ... Our enemies were furious. Maxwell said he would take out British papers and be an American citizen no longer. Clagett asserted that we had spent $200,000 on the Judiciary Committee and Merritt swore that there had been treachery and we had bribed Congress. But I thanked and praised God who was our Friend and mightier than they all. ... To my mind His Hand had never been more plainly manifested than I have seen it these few days.

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

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