175 years ago today - Friday, February 12, [1847].

B[righam] Young asked how long it will take to gather the Israelites, build up Zion and purify the earth when every man says I've done enough. God requires every man to do all he can. If I have no property there, and will not help those who are there, I am not worthy of wife, child, or anything else. When men say I durst not do anymore, I damn such a principle, you will be wasted away. I preached last night and I see it stick out this morning. I promise you in the name of Israel's God that you will be wasted away, that your bones will bleach on the prairies before you see Zion.

[Apostle Willard Richards Journal]

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