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Is There One Who Has Any Sympathy for Zion?

In all this large city [Washington DC], with its numerous population, of [blank] souls, is there one who has any sympathy for Zion or the work of God? There may be souls here who may yet be identified with that work; but, at present I do not know them, and in the midst of these busy throngs, I am as a stranger. (1 January 1882)

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Next to Brigham Young, George Q. Cannon was arguably the best-known Latter-day Saint in the last half of the nineteenth century. His record covers half a century, a period in which he served as an editor and publisher, a businessman, an educator, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a territorial delegate in Congress, and a counselor to church presidents Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Lorenzo Snow.

This website publishes for the first time George Q. Cannon’s journal from 1855 through 1901. It also reproduces Cannon’s journal from 1849 through 1854, which was previously published in two print volumes.

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