160 years ago today - May 23, 1861

He [Brigham Young] rebuked the speculators among us vary sharply those who are trading with the Armey & Gentiles & still profess to be Saints. Some remarks I herd at the Close as I was not in at the Begining. He said I marvel at the patience I have had with such men. Here is B F. Stewart & his Brother & hundreds of others I Could name. Bishop Warren is another. They are a stink in my norstrials. They will trade with our Enemies and sustain them and they would let in all Hell upon us for a few dimes. They would like to open a gold mine, Esstablish whiskey & Hore Shops or do any thing for Money & be hail fellows well met with the[re?] Damned Curses, They would Get my throat if they had the power.

But I will live to see them Damned & in Hell and these Stewarts & Hanks & your Bishop are among us as Saints, and we take them by the hand and Call them Brother. But I have no more fellowship for them than I have for the Devils in hell, and I Curse them in the name of Jesus Christ and the Curse of God Shall rest upon them from this hour. And they will see the day they will be glad to lick up the dust of the feet of the meanest Saint in the Celestial kingdom of God. Such men are not worth Hall room and the Curse of Almighty God shall rest upon them.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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