150 years ago today - Jun 21, 1870

Presidet Young spoke 20 Minuts [Richmond]. ...Now ye Elders of Israel lay up your grain for 2 years or 3 years if you Can & not make fools of yourselves & give your grain to your Enemies as you have before. Continue to lay up your grain untill you get 7 years supply. ... we should not depend upon the United States for our support for they are our Deadly Enemies & will do all they Can against us, & now any Elder that will go to our Enemies here to trade are of No use to us or the kingdom of God. They would destroy the kingdom of God if they Could. Cut off such men for they are of no use in the Church. Let them go to the pit....

Presidet Young spoke 20 [Smithfield]. He said I would rather have slept with Joseph Smith than to have lived to turn one honest Man from the Church of Christ.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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