Brigham Young writes to Solomon Hancock in Yelrome, where mobbers are burning Mormon houses, "The object of our enemies is to get opposition enough to raise popular excitement but we think it best to let them burn up our houses while we take care of our families and grain. . . . Be calm and patient till all things are ready. What is a little property or a few lives, compared with the properties and lives of a great people, and the house and ordinances on which the salvation of that people depend?"
[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]