160 years ago today - May 7, 1860

Pres[iden]t B[righam] Young was led to remark from a passing circumstance, that a little Necromancy existed amongst us, and alluded to the deaths of cattle and hogs which had taken place; this necromancy also existed in Nauvoo. All these things shew that Hell is boiling. The President also alluded to Landerson [Samderson] the Astrologer getting away an animal from a person that would leap from the belly to the mouth up and down, when got away it appeared something like a bladder and being exposed to the air soon melted away. -- Salt Lake City

[Brigham Young Office Journals, 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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