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Our Friendship Was of the Most Tender Character

My love for him [Thomas L. Kane] has been very deep. Through long years of association we became intimately acquainted, and our friendship was of the most tender character.… I have loved him because of his love for Zion and the self sacrificing spirit which he has always manifested. I have known him to risk health and life to do what he thought was necessary for the preservation of our liberties, and he never spared himself or his means when either were wanted to aid us. (25 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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