A Dialogue Between Wilford Woodruff and Lyman Wight

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A Dialogue Between Wilford Woodruff and Lyman Wight

Author Ronald G. Watt

Some fascinating sidelights to Mormon history are often revealed in correspondence between Latter-day Saint leaders and prominent non-Mormons. In this issue of "The Historian's Corner" we present a correspondence edited by Dr. Ronald G. Watt of the Church Historical Department which concerns Lyman Wight, a former apostle who led a colony to Texas after the death of Joseph Smith. Here we see Wight's attitude toward the Utah Church (perhaps gaining some insight into reasons for it), as well as Wilford Woodruff s very powerful defense of the Church.