150 years ago today - Sep 12, 1870 (Morning)

[Brigham Young Sermon]
[Pres] Young, gave most wholesome instructions to the people living far out at sea, from other settlements from whom they could obtain help in times of Indian uprises, only when it would be too late to render any material assistance. The whites were cautioned to give the Indian full value for his skins, furs, pine nuts and labor, and not take advantage of his ignorance as to the value of articles. The Indians are to be taught the science of agriculture, and the young ones their letters, the phonetic way of spelling, and the english language. The spirit, teachings and examples, only in a far more liberal sense, of William Penn are to characterize the dealings of the Kanab and other settlements of the Saints, with their dark skinned brethren, the Lamanites. -- Kanab, Utah

[Deseret News, 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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