(Almon W. Babbitt) Elected by the "General Assembly of the State of Deseret" to petition Congress for statehood. Brigham Young wrote Orson Hyde in Council Bluffs, informing him of Babbitt's selection and alluding to their differences over the Frontier Guardian: "Babbitt â¦ is somewhat acquainted with the rules of legislation and has formed a considerable acquaintance with many of the members of Congress, especially on the other side of politics. â¦ Brother Babbitt came here rather soured in his feelings in relation to certain differences of opinion and policy in your region. â¦ Let the past be buried."
[source: Van Wagoner, Richard and Walker, Steven C., A Book of Mormons, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]