Under a government just and equitable . . . this country flourished, following the arts of industry and peace, as no nation ever did before. . . . She prospered under the direction, the guidance and protection of the Constitution. Well might Joseph Smith exclaim, β€œIt was given by inspiration of God.” In such a condition, surrounded by so many blessings, what might have been her destiny?

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John Taylor, John Taylor Papers 1:271