175 years ago today - Mar 26, 1847 (Afternoon)

[Brigham Young]
I preached to the saints in the afternoon, and told them that it, would be necessary for those who followed the pioneers to take eighteen months provisions. A committee would be appointed and each wagon examined. The pioneers would probably stay on the other side of the mountains until the snow began to fill up the gaps in the mountains. If mob violence should render it necessary for all to remove, take your cows, put your loads on their backs and fasten your children on the top. When the saints do all they can the Lord will do the rest. -- Winter Quarters, Nebraska

[Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1847- 1850. William S. Harwell, ed. Collier's Publishing, 1997.:44, 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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