165 years ago today - May 18, 1856

[Brigham Young]
"Our sisters feel themselves fettered they suffer the privation of corrupting themselves. I feel to have mercy on them. I see some as corrupt as the bowels of hell come to the sacrament. You know you ought to be hewn down, for fearfulness does lay hold of the hypocrite in Zion. to falter in the faith is a marvel to me. I will not take away the agency of a single individual. they must choose or refuse for themselves. you who would lay the sword to my brethrens throats, you who know that you ought to have your throats cut - I will give you flour enough to get you out of this territory - now try me - if we suffer the spirit of apostasy to creep into us then we are in danger."

[Thomas Bullock Minutes, 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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