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“It is very clear that the mark which was set upon the descendants of Cain was a skin of blackness, and there can be no doubt that this was the mark that Cain himself received; in fact, it has been noticed in our day that men who have lost the Spirit of the Lord, and from whom His blessings have been withdrawn, have turned dark to such an extent as to excite the comments of all who have known them.”

George Q. Cannon, Juvenile Instructor – Vol. XXVI, No. 20 (Salt Lake City, UT: George Q. Cannon, 15 October 1891), 635.