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Live So as to Keep Out of Debt

Described my situation … and showed them that it amounted to practical consecration, and I wished on this account to reduce my expenses and try and live so as to keep out of debt. There was a most excellent spirit and all felt exceedingly well. I had spoken among other things to the children about being unselfish and trying to promote each others benefit and have happiness in contributing to the happiness of others. (2 December 1883)

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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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