160 years ago today - Jan 23, 1862

[Daniel H. Wells:] Joseph Smith told what would Come to pass. He spoke of this war. Said it would begin at South Carolina but He dare not publish it at First for fear the people would Call it treason. Yet it is Coming to pass before our Eyes.

What is done here is done by the unanimous voice of all the people. Not a voice is lifted against it. This is an Evidence that it is right.

President Young asked Judge Kinney if He was willing to have his speech published. Judge Kenney said yes He was willing.

President Young said I here want to say a word upon a principle. My text is Election & Reprebation. Did Joseph Smith make the war on South Carolina? No He did not. But He foretold it, and that was all he had to do in the matter. Many men Can see no difference between foreknowledge & Foreordination. Joseph Smith foreknew the war but He did not foreordain it. S. Rigdon and many others Could never see any difference between the two But the Gods & the Prophets Foreknow things which they do not Foreordain.

[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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