THE Mormon issue is fairly before Con-gress. On the afternoon of the 12th inst. there was laid on the desk of each Con-gressman, ready for the meeting of the House on the next day, a handsomely en-graved card, bearing on one fold the Pres-ident's message on polygamy, printed in letters of gold, and, on the other fold, in crimson, the admission filed by one of the parties in the pending Utah contest:
"I, George Q. Cannon, contestant, pro-testing that the matter in this paper con-tained is not relevant to this issue, do ad-mit that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, commonly called Mormons; that in accor-dance with the tenets of said Church, I have taken plural wives, who now live with me, and have so lived with me for a number of years, and borne me children. I also admit that in my public addresses, as a teacher of my religion in Utah Terri-tory, I have defended said tenet of said Church as being, in my belief, a revela-tion from God."
Each card is inscribed "Respectfully dedicated to the Forty-seventh Congress by the Women's Anti-Polygamy Society of Salt Lake City, Utah."
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