History – Interview with Marshall Dyer

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History – Interview with Marshall Dyer

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    Part of History – Interview with Marshall Dyer

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    President's Office, Saturday, October 15/87 Report of a private interview held between President Woodruff and United States Marshal Dyer. After some general conversation, Marshal Dyer said,— Well, Mr. Woodruff, I am glad to see you out and I hope to see more of you. President Woodruff — Yes, I considered ...
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    October 15, 1887
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    it qut quite a privilege to get out and look on the faces of the people at Conference. Marshal Dyer — There is no need for you to be uneasy. President Woodruff — I really don't think it would add particularly to the interest of our great government to take a shut up, for marrying a wife or two, an old man 80 years of age. Marshal Dyer — Of course, that is a long discussion. I have always taken the stand that stringent laws ought ...
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    be passed. I think the thing has been trifled with, and the government has been criminally liable. I have always taken the view that inasmuch as there are so many people who have gone into polygamy when they con- scientiously believed it was right, and there was no specific law against it — I say in a case of that kind that if Congress had said we will let you go ahead and won't fall out about it; but any fellow that goes into it ...
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    now we will punish him so that it will be a terror to him. Others have done different; but we are not re- sponsible for what others did before. The facts are, that in my opinion all the people here lost their heads the last two years. I think that the Gentiles, encouraged with a little favors that dropped to them; got wild and ex- pected that in a moment they were going to be able to pick up everybody ...
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    that stood in their way and send them off somewhere. On the other hand, your people were just as stubborn, and nobody seemed disposed to meet halfway. I will tell you, that, as far as you are concerned,—I have no hesita- tion in the world; I would tell it to you on Main Street just as soon as I would here — you shall not be arrested, unless the Grand Jury shall take the case up themselves and indict ...
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    you. President Woodruff — Thank you. Of course, that is a favor; it is a privilege to walk out in open day- light and among our people. Marshal Dyer — Well, I don't know as there has ever been an attempt for your arrest. I have bothered less about your case than any other man of prominence in the Territory. I didn't even know who your family ...
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    was. I have never looked into the matter enough to know that. After some further conversation which was of an unimportant character, Marshal Dyer retired. [rest of page blank]