Tuesday, June 14, 2016

“Borrowing” the Government Cattle

Who “borrowed" 1,400 head of Johnston’s army cattle to help keep the army from entering the Salt Lake Valley that year?
a.                  Thomas Kane
b.                  Porter Rockwell
c.                   Brigham Young
d.                  Lot Smith
Yesterday’s answer:
a.      President Theodore Roosevelt
President Theodore Roosevelt was a staunch supporter of the Saints in the wake of many bitter articles published by the nation’s prominent magazines. Roosevelt sent a letter to Collier’s magazine in 1911 refuting many of the falsehoods of the time which Collier’s printed.

Theodore Roosevelt, “Mr. Roosevelt to the Mormons.” Collier’s (15 April 1911), 28, 36.

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