Presidet Young spok 40 Minuts. In speaking of the daughter of Zion He said ye Elders & young men Court up the girls & marry them & not let them go to the gentiles. I Cannot take them all. If any woman does not want me more than any other man on Earth I do not want her. Let her have her Choice. I am not under the necessity of driving away any Elder to get a wife. I have Chances Enough. ...
I told the people we had visited the Saints all Summer to prepare them to be sanctified before the Lord that they might have power to build up the kingdom of God & prepare for his Coming.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]