165 years ago today - Jan 31, 1859

[Wilford Woodruff]
D. H. Wells spoke upon the subject of the Deseret Alphabet. Urged the adopting of the Deseret Alphabet into our scholes as soon as possible. ...

President Young spoke upon the subjet of the New Alphabet. He said I think we are the Head & not the tail. And now if I had my way I will tel you what I would do. I would put books into the hands of Children in this Territory printed in the Deseret Alphabet. I dont want many Books to learn Children. ...

[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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