Lincoln's evolution from foe to friend of Mormons

Mormons were not especially pleased when Abraham Lincoln won the U.S. presidency some 151 years ago.

A few months after the election, a Deseret News editorial compared Lincoln to James Buchanan, the hated president who sent troops to the territory to unseat Brigham Young as governor.

The reason for such Mormon hostility to Lincoln was twofold, according to Doug Gibson's blog in Ogden's Standard-Examiner.
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