160 years ago today - Mar 15, 1861

... He [Brigham Young] remarked that Abel Lincoln was no friend to Christ, particularly, he had never raised his voice in our favor when he was aware that we were being persecuted. He was acquainted with Joseph & Hyrum, and had been a Master Freemason, and that time would show what course he would pursue. Abel Lincoln is in the hands of the Lord and he would control him to carry out his designs. He further remarked that Pres. Buchanan [who had sent an army to control the Mormons] had been raised up as much as Pharaoh was. Buchanan was raised up to split up the Union. -- Salt Lake City

[Brigham Young Office Journals, 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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