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If It Be the Lord’s Will

I do not like to exercise faith to have men live, if it be the Lord’s will to have them go hence. Have seen instances where we have been so determined to keep men here that we have apparently been the means of prolonging their lives and keeping them here when it was almost apparent that it was the will of God that they should go hence. (29 September 1881)

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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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