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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 4 0 Browse Search
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ence of fanaticism, greed, and private vengeance. Elder Stenhouse, in the thirty-sixth chapter of his Rocky Mountain Saints, gives a terrible picture of the outburst of fanaticism in the Reformation of 1856. This was a revival begun by Jedediah M. Grant, in which the most dangerous dogmas of their church were pressed to their extremest consequences, and the whole population was in a ferment of religious frenzy. It has already been stated that whatever was plausible in doctrine or popular ed by obedience and the practice of polygamy. All the worst possible phases of polygamy were practised, including incest. Heber C. Kimball, Young's associate in the first presidency, declared to the people that Young was his God and their God. Grant said, If President Young wants my wives, I will give them to him without a grumble, and he can take them whenever he likes. Confession was insisted on; those who hesitated were excommunicated, and those who confessed were published and punished