175 years ago today - May 27, 1849

[Brigham Young]
I addressed the people on present and temporal salvation, I also remarked: Every man, woman, horse, and ox should rest one seventh part of the time. It is a day of rest, that the people do not labor themselves to death. When you have labored thus six years, then let every foot of land rest a year. Don't work your horses or oxen for a whole year. And when you have continued thus six times, then rest seven years. That is for man. Assemble yourselves one day a week. -- SLC Bowery

[Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1847- 1850. William S. Harwell, ed. Collier's Publishing, 1997.:206 as quoted 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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