160 years ago today - Feb 8, 1857

President Young in speaking of a Blank in the History said that it was during that time in the fall & winter of 1844 that Sidney Rigdon preached his great sermon when he was going to take Queen Victoria by the nose.

We done a good deal of work at that time on the temple, & it was difficult to get bread for the hands to eat. I told the people or the Committe who had Charge of the temple m[eans?] to deal out all the flour they had & God would give them more & they done so & it was but a short time before Brother Toronto Come & brought me twenty five hundred dollars in gold. The Committee & the Bishop met & I met with them & they said that the Law was to lay the gold at the Apostles feet. Yes I said & I will lay it at the Bishops feet. So I opened the mouth of the bag & took hold of the bottom end & gave it a jerk towards the Bishop & strewed the gold across the room at his feet & I said now go & buy flour for the workmen on that temple & dont distrust the Lord any more for we will have what we need.

[Source: 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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