170 years ago today - Jun 29, 1851 (Morning)

[Brigham Young]
"The Abolitionists become heated and say the Negro must be made equal to the white man at the table and all other places. They will at the same time turn away the widow and orphan and put into prison a poor man for debt, and deprive him of his time to pay the debt. Instead of this we should feed the hungry and do good to all men as we have an opportunity. ... There has been a great stir to exalt the Negro and make him equal to the white man, but there is a curse upon the seed of Cain and all hell cannot wipe it out and it cannot be taken off until God takes it off. When a person unlawfully seeks for power and exaltation by taking the blessings which belong to another, he will sink far below the other. As Lucifer, the son of the morning, sought the glory that belonged to Christ, the firstborn, he was thrust down to hell. So Cain sought Abel's blessing and took the life of his brother. The consequence was Cain was cursed and his seed, and this curse will remain until Abel's posterity will get all the blessing there is for him. Then the curse may be taken from Cain or his posterity, but his posterity will be below Abel's. All are slaves. ... Let us not dishonor God, His kingdom or our brethren. If we do, we shall sink below them and their children. If the wife dishonors the husband, the children will dishonor the mother and she must welter under it."

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal. 9 Vols. Scott G. Kenney, ed. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1983-85. 4:41-43, 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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