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“Father was inclined to sympathize – as nearly everybody, at that time, did – with the Mormons; as they told some tough tales of how they had been run out of the slave state by the people who lived over in Missouri. My father was always an old line Whig of Henry Clay school. When the ‘Saints’ first came to this country they were in a sorry plight, and father helped them in several ways, until after the laying of the cornerstone of the temple. After that incident, he was always suspicious of them. At the time his two horses were missed, he would not lay the taking of them to the Saints.”

~Foster Walker, Dallas City Review – 1, 8 – 29 May 1902, page 2, “The Mormons in Hancock County”~