160 years ago today - Apr 3, 1859

[Wilford Woodruff]
In the Course of Conversation President Young said we must begin to look out some good hiding Places to put the women and Children & old men & provisions & Prepare for another war. I am satisfied the Present one will fizzle out. I would recommend to lay up a good quantity of Dried Beans and peas. They will keep longer than any other grain. We want to find a place which will be hard of access that Cannot be taken but that has water that Cannot be Cut off and we want to go <where it is warmer to the south> and store up provisions against a time of Need.

Lorenzo Snow accompanied me home & we met with the Twelve in our Prayer Circle. O Pratt Prayed & G. A. Smith was mouth. They Called upon the Lord to ward off the blow of our enemies and that their folley & wickedness might be made manifest in the Eyes of the Nation and that the Judgments of God might rest upon the wicked who were seeking the lives of the righteous. The views of the Brethren were expressed Concerning the illegal procedings of the Court in Provo [regarding claims that Brigham Young ordered murders] and believed the Lord would overrule it for the good of his people.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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