An anonymous writer in Salt Lake City queried the editor of the Juvenile Instructor in 1896:
Dear Sir: – I wish to ask you a question for my personal information. It is a question that I have heard several times from others’ lips. The question is, “Why is it that 99% of the missionaries called to labor in the field are Democrats.”
I have made observations during the last year and there has been about fifteen missionaries called and out of that number they were all Democrats. Is this done for political effect or is it because there are so few in the other ranks that are capable of filing a mission. Please answer through the Juvenile Instructor and Oblige a
The letter went unanswered in the pages of the periodical.
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