Presidet Young said ... I wish to say a word about the thieveing that is going on in this Territory. I say stop this Stealing that is going on here and if you Cannot Stop it in any other way stop it by stoping their breath. I would say the best way to stop both white & red men From stealing is to take them with a write of Habeas Corpus by led from the muzzle of a gun. That will settle matter & stop all Expens.
When an Indian steals your property you want to kill him while he has been taught to steal all his life. But you will let the white man go who has always been taught not to steal & he knows better. This stealing must be stoped. I would rather men would not be killed. I would Chuse to have them quit stealing or leave the Country but I want Stealing stoped & it must be stoped.... President Young said I want you to build a substantial stockade or Fort so that 10 Indians will not massacre the whole place.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]