175 years ago today - Jan 17, 1848

President Young spoke upon the subject of danceing & said that danceing was not an ordinance of the gospel or of the House of the Lord. But the organization of man is such that it requires A variety. Singing stimulates the whole system & the mental mind to such a degree that they want to dance. ... And the ownly lawful place to dance is in a temple or a place of endowments. You will never see any music or danceing in Hell neither Joy or gladness will be there but these things will be in Heaven. ...

The afternoon & evening was spent in music and danceing. The old grey headed man, with the young man, maiden and children went forth in the dance together & praised the Lord in the dance and all was peace and Harmony.

[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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