160 years ago today - Mar 14, 1860

[Heber C. Kimball]

I feel vaxed in spirit this morni[n]g ['-] we have many Brothran in our midst who feel vary important who care nothing for me ownly to come to me for favors and when thay got thare end sarve[d] thay naver come to me nigh me again nor care Nothing for me no more than thay do for an old horse untill thay want another Favor than thay will come again. I have made many enemies by trying to do good. Many that occupy high positions in the Church Feel vary important and feel as though the whole Church depends upon them and such think as to Brother Heber he is of No account. he has been a good man in his day but his usefulness is about over ... I might get the revelation of the Lord and teach the people the doctrin[e] of Christ and many that profess to be good Brethren will say it is nobody but Brother Heber ['-] what is a revelation from Brother Heber ['-] we have to carry around manypeople bythe ass of their Breeches that want to trample upon me but I shall live to see the ass of their Breeches come off and they will go down while I shall rise. ...

['-] Many man in the days of Joseph tried to make a division between Joseph & the Twelve & to destroy the Twelve ['-] it is just so now & they try to make a division between the First Presidency of the Church ['-] ... Irefared to Brother Benson yes to Brother Ezra T. Benson ['-] his Course is disgusting to President Young[,] it is to me & to Brother Wells. He would rather Believe his wife than to Believe all the prophets & Apostles in this Church and he is governed by a woman possesg [possessing] the spirit of whoredom and his mind is darkened & he does not see anything and if he has got a virtuous woman in his Family she ought to leave it. President Young has thought a great Deal of Ezra & he has been made a great Deal of, and Ezra has Felt as though he was of much Consequence. But he is in a bad road and his course is disgusting And President Young wants to get him away from hare. ...

[Heber C. Kimball speaking to Wilford Woodruff, Erastus Snow, Samuel W. Richards, Joseph B. Noble, Seymour B. Young, and Samuel Sprague in Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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