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The Feeling We Should Have towards Our Enemies

Various matters were discussed, and particularly the feeling we should have towards our enemies. I stated my feelings. They were those of profound pity for these people who were fighting against us. A few years more and they would disappear from the scene and their mortal careers would be ended, and in view of the punishment that awaited them for fighting against the work of God we could afford to pity them. I had no feelings of revenge or anger or vindictiveness towards any in my heart. (20 September 1882)


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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