The last part of the 1800s was a difficult time to be a Mormon. Unlike the Civil War, which was fought by armies, the war against the church in Utah was fought by ministers, politicians, lawyers, federal marshals and judges. The Juvenile Instructor was an official publication of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated to providing material for the use of teachers in its Sunday Schools. Its purpose was to promote faith among the youth who would become the future members and leaders of the church, and it is here that its editor, George Q. Cannon addressed the sticky subject of Bill Hickman, whose book had not yet been published:
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To read an account of these events in Wilford Woodruff's diary, click here.
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