Congressional Edition Volume 4933

Congressional Edition Volume 4933

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Senator in his statements regarding Mormon Church affairs or the Mormon people in Idaho, nor do I desire to define conditions in Arizona or New Mexico; but I wish to say that in my experience of thirty-five years in Wyoming I have known no difference between the Mormon Church and any other church so far as politics have been concerned or the part the Mormon people have taken in political affairs. If at any time there has been a political condition there that has caused those seeking or those enjoying office to show subservience to the Mormon Church or to unduly ask that church's influence, I do not know of it. "We all know that other churches--the Presbyterian, the Methodist, the Catholic, and all the great denominations--have a certain influence in elections, great or small according as they predominate in different localities; and our experience in Wyoming has been that the Mormon people stand exactly as the people of other religious faiths in regard to politics and the exercise of their suffrage. "The Mormons of Wyoming never have been polygamists, have not been an indolent or an immoral people, but on the contrary have been and are industrious, moral, frugal, and thrifty, and are a desirable and good class of citizens. If there are Mormon settlements in New Mexico and Arizona, and if these settlements increase, I am of the opinion that the Mormons there will form the same desirable class of citizens as we find them in Wyoming." "Mr. Rawlins. The Mormon Church had maintained the institution and practice of polygamy. In Utah it had held absolute dominion politically in local affairs. Party politics were church and antichurch. But in 1890, for various reasons, the president of the Mormon Church, almost if not more

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  • Paperback | 514 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 907g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887328
  • 9781236887320