155 years ago today - May 30, 1866

[Brigham Young]
I heard Joseph Smith say about thirty two years ago, when the State of Missouri refused to redress the wrongs of our brethren who were driven from Jackson County, if the Government of the United States and the State of Missouri did not take up that matter and redress the wrongs of this innocent people, they should have mob upon mob, until the country, east and west, north and south, would be subject to one continual scene of mob violence. If we have not already seen the fulfillment of this, we will, for it will come, as the Lord lives, if we do not repent of our sins as a nation, and refrain from persecuting the innocent, and those that love and serve God according to the best of their ability. Many of you will live to see mobs rule and reign, until the only law of the land will be mob law among all the people who will not serve God; and the time will come that he, who will not take up his sword against his neighbor, must needs flee to Zion. ...

In regard to the Haunts Mill massacre, I will remark that it never would have occurred if the Counsel of the prophet Joseph had been strictly obeyed....

[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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