150 years ago today - May 5, 1870 (Morning, Conference)

[Brigham Young]

Last Sabbath this front gallery [of the Sale Lake Tabernacle], the gentleman's gallery, was very full. After meeting was dismissed I took a walk through it, and to see the floor that had been occupied by those professing to be gentlemen, and I do not know but brethren, you might have supposed that cattle had been there rolling and standing around, for here and there were great quids of tobacco, and places one or two feet square smeared with tobacco juice. I want to say to the doorkeepers that when you see gentlemen who cannot omit chewing and spitting while in this house, request them to leave; and if such persons refuse to leave, and continue their spitting, just take them and lead them out carefully and kindly. [Later, dozens of tobacco spittoons are installed.]

[Journal of Discourses. Liverpool, England, 1853-86. 13:343-345 as quoted in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van W]

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