165 years ago today - Jun 21, 1857

[Wilford Woodruff]
I attended the prayer Circle. Many remarks were made by President Young upon various subjects. He said the devil was mad to be called by his right name by a saint. but if the devil or a wicked man was to call the devil by his right name all would be well.

Presidet Young said when speaking of the Constitution of the U.S that it was got up by inspiration. It gives all men the rights of Conscience. So it will be in the Millennium. It will be like the Constitution. All will have to bow the knee & acknowledge the Lord that it is his right to reign but they must not Blaspheme but they may enjoy there own religion.

Men talk about making a Law to stop Poligamy in Utah. That would be an expose facto law & the Constitution declairs that Congress shall not make any such law & if the time Comes when the United States do make a law & send men to punish me for poligamy or having more than one wife as there is no law against it you make up your mind that I shall send them to Hell. I do not think they will do it, but if they do you may tell them they had better send 100,000 men with provision for 5 years & they may make their Calculations upon it & they will want to make forts from one end of the route to the other so they Can step from one to the other.

[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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