165 years ago today - Oct 20, 1857

At 12 oclok Col Burton with his Command of Draggoons or minute men arived in this City in good health & spirits. Presidet Heber C Kimball addressed them a short time And said By virtue of the Office which I hold I bless you all in the name of the Lord & if you will live your religion & do right you shall none of you fall by the Hand of an Enemy. But you shall eat peaches & Apples in this valley untill you go to Jackson county Missouri & your Enemies shall not Conquer you. Keep your guns & fire locks in good order & do not waste your aminition for Naught. [There were no military deaths in Utah.]

[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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