160 years ago today - Jan 19, 1863

[Brigham Young]
Our Constitution which we sent to Washington has been Closely scanned by the members of Congress. All of our moves here are feared by the nations of the earth, especially the United States. This body of men will give laws to the Nations of the Earth. We meet here in our second annual Legislature & I do not Care whether you pass any laws this season or not. But I do not wish you to loose one inch of ground you have gained in your Organization but hold fast to it for this is the kingdom of God and we are the friends of God and you will find that much will grow out of this organization.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal. 9 Vols. Scott G. Kenney, ed. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1983-85. 6:92-93; Journal History of the Church, Selected Collections from the Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints DVD 2 (2002), 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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