165 years ago today - Apr 15, 1858

President B Young said If the US Troops make a war of extermination against this People they will have all the Indians on this Continent to Fight for they are of Israel and the Course which the army are now taking towards them will have a tendency to cause the Indians to make war upon them. If Gov Cummings Comes into the City I do not want any man to go and see him without a permit. If I am not especially required to go & see him He will stop a long time before I shall go to see him. President Young said this war will dry up for the present I think but should it not be so, should I have to burn up my Buildings and if we are driven to lay waste our Cities & fields, I will tell you that we should not build much more here but it will be a great war and we should live in tents & Shanties till we go back to Jackson County, Mo. The Catholics are laying deep plans to overthrow the Protestant Nations who are watching us but the Catholics say but little about us. -- Salt Lake City

[Wilford WoodruffÂ's Journal. 9 Vols. Scott G. Kenney, ed. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1983-85. 5:305, 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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