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God Has Promised That We Shall Prevail

They would make us odious, deprive us of all sympathy, create a public opinion against us by their malignant falsehoods and misrepresentations and then strip us of every right and of all our property. This has always been Satan’s plan of dealing with God’s people. He and those who are his agents hope this will succeed; but God has promised that we shall prevail, and on that I rely. (17 December 1881)


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 1883. It also reproduces Cannon’s journal from 1849 through 1854, which was previously published in two print volumes. Other installments will follow on this site. Eventually this site will publish online, and at no charge, the entirety of Cannon's journal.

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