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“Q: Are the Mormons abolitionists?

“A: No, unless delivering the people from priestcraft, and the priests from the power of Satan, should be considered abolition. But we do not believe in setting the negroes free.”

Joseph Smith, Jr., History of the Church – Volume 3:3 (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8 May 1838), 29.