160 years ago today - Feb 4, 1858
Brigham Young writes to missionaries in Hawaii, "You are all, without regard as to when you were sent, counselled to start for home as speedily as you can wind up your affairs and obtain passage money, not even leaving one Elder who has been sent there . . . Try to inform br Alvares Hanks and the Elders in Australia . . . that they are all recalled". He warns of the mounting threat of Johnston's Army, who, according to Young, intended to kill "every man, woman, and child" who would not renounce the religion.