165 years ago today - Jan 16, 1858

Bro. Brigham spoke on our situation as a people and the wrongs we had suffered from the U.S. in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, spoke of the army on our borders said that their intentions to uproot us and destroy the Everlasting Priesthood from the face of the Earth spoke of the time that Joseph Smith, Hyrum gave themselves up to go to Carthage said that he would never give himself up to the Damned Scoundrels and said that he carried a long Bowie knife and swore by the eternal Gods that if they came to take him he would sent them to hell across lots. Said if them and the Army persisted in trying to take the lives of him and his brethren by the help of God and his brethren that he would make millions of them bite the dust to which the congregation shouted Amen which rent the air as it went up to Heaven, said that it had grown from a neighborhood persecution to a National persecution, said the time will come when the Nations of the earth will be arrayed against this people just as much as the U.S. are at the present time; and said many more things which did my soul good. -- Salt Lake City

[Diary of Charles Lowell Walker. Andrew Karl Larson, ed. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1980, 14, 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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