170 years ago today - Mar 24, 1850

[Brigham Young]
To those who wish to be saints - be careful in the days of ease and plenty and comfort and health and fiddling and dancing ... a winter of frolicking, feasting and visiting has been spent ... in the name of Israel's God I say a few years will not pass over you but a heavier curse will fall on you ... - I ask my friends, don't ask me to any more of your parties - I don't want to hear another fiddle or see another dance - but prepare yourselves to preach salvation to the world.

[Thomas Bullock Minutes as quoted in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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