160 years ago today - Aug 25, 1863

President Young spoke with great Plainness and Power. He Called upon His Councillors & the Twelve to wake up & get rid of there selfishness & get the spirit of God & Edify the people. He Called upon the whole people to Covenant with uplifted hands to Heaven to obey his Council which we all did.

He told the people to go to & build graneries & Continue to lay up grain untill they had bread to last them seven years & not sell their grain to any body untill they had done this & stop sending their bread Stuff to the gold mines & Stop going to the gold mines to stay at home & attend to there own business. Stop carrying grain to the distilleries to be made into whiskey. Stop making whiskey & stop drinking whiskey. And if you will do this I promise you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ that you will suffer no famine.

[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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