145 years ago today - Oct 8, 1873

President Brigham Young pronounced the following benediction: According to the authority of the Holy Priesthood vested in me, I bless this congregation in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the brethren, my counselors, and the Apostles, with all the officers of the Church and Kingdom of God. ... I bless you, my brethren and sisters, and all that pertain to you. And I bless the human family according to the authority that the Lord has bestowed upon me; and if it would do any good, I would ask the Father in the name of Jesus to make them honest, and to open their eyes and their ears and their hearts to receive the truth, that they might be messengers of salvation upon the earth and be prepared for a glorious resurrection. But they are as they are, and I bless them and pray that the Lord will bless them and have com- passion upon them who have not sinned against the Holy Ghost, that they may be saved in the kingdom or kingdoms of our God. You are dismissed. -- SLC Tabernacle

[Deseret News. Also Deseret Evening News, Deseret News Weekly, Deseret News Semi- Weekly, and Deseret News Extra, Salt Lake City; 1850-current. 22:585, 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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