160 years ago today - Aug 29, 1858

[Brigham Young]
On the subject of the Union of the States, the President said 'I am not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet, but I tell you, that if the Congress will do justice to this people the Union will be preserved; but if they trample upon our rights, and interfere unconstitutionally with our privileges they will fall, they will separate.' He said that it would by Mormon influence in good substantial men that the Union would be supported.

[Source: Brigham Young Office Journals, 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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