But we now have test oaths introduced, which is another violation of the Constitution and by which an attempt is being made to hold all men guilty until they prove themselves innocent.

. . . Another portion of the Constitution must be broken to introduce a test oath without any authority [US Const. Art. VI]. . . .

Well, what would you do? Observe the laws as much as you can. Bear with these indignities as much as you can.

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John Taylor, Journal of Discourses 26:154-55