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“The people of Utah are the only ones in this nation who have taken effectual measures…to prevent adulteries and criminal connections between the sexes. The punishment in that territory, for these crimes is DEATH TO BOTH MALE AND FEMALE. And this law is written on the hearts and printed in the thoughts of the whole people.”

Orson Pratt, The Seer (Washington, D.C.: Orson Pratt, February 1854), 223.