175 years ago today - Mar 16, 1845

[Brigham Young]
I would rather have a six-shooter than all the lawyers in Illinois. I am sworn not to pay lawyers, but to pay our debts, and it will relieve us from an immense tax. ... I am going to drop the name Nauvoo and call this the "City of Joseph". ...

Brother Wm. Marks [former Stake President] has gone without being "whittled" [intimidated] out. He would hire a man for twenty-five cents a day and would make a man work two days in the harvest field for one bushel of wheat, which is one of the most low, dishonest, mean things a person can do.

[Elden J. Watson, ed. Brigham Young Addresses, 1801-1877: A Chronological Compilation of Known Addresses of the Prophet Brigham Young, 6 vols. (Salt Lake City: Privately published, 1971)]

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