Report of the Governor of Utah to the Secretary of the Interior

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1889 - Utah
"Constitution of the state of Utah (as framed by the constitutional convention held ... March 4 to May 8, 1895)": Report ... 1895, p. 25-47.

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Page 20 - Iron, pig and bloom Iron and steel rails Other castings and machinery Bar and sheet metal Cement, brick, and lime Agricultural implements...
Page 15 - The desire is universally expressed by all thinking people in the church that we should have schools where the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Book of Doctrine and Covenants...
Page 15 - State or county academies have been established under church auspices, and in some of the school districts the Mormon children have been withdrawn from the public schools and placed in church schools. The following extract from a letter written by Wilford Woodruff, the president of the Mormon Church, shows very clearly the object and purpose of establishing these church schools: We feel that the time has arrived when the proper education of onr children should bo taken in hand by us as a people.
Page 20 - Iron, Pig and Bloom, . Iron and Steel Rails, Other Castings and Machinery, Bar and Sheet Metal, . Cement, Brick, and Lime, Agricultural Implements, Wagons, Carriages, Tools, etc., . Wines, Liquors, and Beers, . Household Goods and Furniture, . Merchandise: .... Miscellaneous: Other commodities not mentioned above.
Page 20 - Fruit and vegetables Products of animals : Live stock Dressed meats Other packing-house products Poultry, game, and fish Wool Hides and leather Products of mines: Anthracite coal Bituminous coal Coke Ores Stone, sand, and other like articles Products of forest: Lumber...
Page 25 - That instinctive love of country which is the distinguishing characteristic of the American people does not find a responsive sentiment in Utah. The orthodox Mormon, in every political and business, act puts the church first, the country afterwards. It can not be otherwise for the priesthood claim all government but its own to be illegal, and claim a " separate political destiny and ultimate temporal dominion, and by divine right.
Page 31 - I take this opportunity to say that the presence of the commission and its work have been of material aid to the government. I am, sir, very respectfully, ARTHUR L. THOMAS, Governor. Hon. JOHN W. NOBLE, Secretary of the Interior, Washington, DC BLUFF, SAN JUAN COUNTY, UTAH, September 9, 1889. SIR : Your favor of the 31st of July is received. It...
Page 27 - Among the principles of our religion is that of immediate revelations from God ; one of the doctrines so revealed is celestial or plural marriage, for which ostensibly we are stigmatized and hated. This is a vital part of our religion, the decisions of courts to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 15 - Saints have made so many sacrifices. To permit this condition of things to exist among us would be criminal. The desire is universally expressed by all thinking people in the church that we should have schools...
Page 12 - The present year has been an unusually dry one. The farmers in many parts of the Territory have not been able to raise more than onehalf of the usual amount of grain, vegetables, etc., and the question of the water supply has become of vital interest to the people. During the month of August last the committee of the United States Senate appointed to investigate the subject of irrigation and the facilities for storing water for the reclamation of the arid lands visited* Utah and were in session for...

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