President Cleveland Signs Law Setting Conditions for Utah to Become a State

President Cleveland Signs Law Setting Conditions for Utah to Become a State

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President Grover Cleveland signs into law the Enabling Act, which sets down a series of conditions which Utah must meet before being considered for statehood again. Among them are a complete repudiation of the practice of polygamy, even though polygamy is encouraged in Mormon doctrines.

Next year, Mormon delegates will meet for a seventh constitutional convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they will ban polygamy as a concession to the demands of Christians in the East.

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