165 years ago today - Apr 14, 1855

Brigham Young promised us that if we were faithful, we should be blessed of the Lord and should have the privilege of seeing one of the three Nephite Apostles'- President Young had promised us that the Lamanites would come to meet us and insist on us baptizing them'-(Lamanites came to out camp and were very friendly. Many fathers among them brought their daughters and desired us to marry them, but, no understanding the meaning of the term '"identify'" as used by President Young, he, knowing that if we should take this course, it would have the effect of uniting us and causing them to remain our friends. When they found we would not take their daughters, they departed'- Brother [Brigham] Young asked the president of the mission why we had not identified ourselves with Israel'-President Young replied that Brother Kimball says for you to go and get your wives from among daughters of these Lamanites, but I do not say for you to marry them, but I say for you to go and try, for I think the time is past, it is now too late.

[Pleasant Taylor Journal; Our Pioneer Heritage 7:144, 174-175 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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