160 years ago today - Jan 23, 1860

[Brigham Young]

President Young made a few remarks to some brethren on the subject of jealousy which existed with some men in regard to their filling Offices. He observed a man might be able to fill the Office of Bishop; and be unfit for a President; Yet the Bishop might feel he was fully qualified for the position President; the same darkness in his mind which disqualified him for the Office of President; also prevented him from discerning his incapability for wisely filling that office. -- Salt Lake City

[Brigham Young Office Journals, Special Collections, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan.; Archives, Church History Library, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.; New Mormon Studies CD-ROM 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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