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Wisdom and a Sense of Propriety Seem to Have Fled

There was much boisterous fun over the arrest of the Members by the Serjeant-at-Arms and the bringing of them up before the bar of the House to make excuses for their absence. The entire proceedings of yesterday and to-day are altogether unworthy of a deliberative body of barbarians, much more a body of enlightened statesmen, such as the Representatives of the American people profess to be. Wisdom and a sense of propriety seem to have fled. (24 March 1880)

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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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