Said that when we could govern ourselves we could [govern] another, a family, a city, a nation, or millions of people. Touched on the treatment of once United States to this people under the administration of Pres James Buchanan. Said they would never be able to patch up the government, i. e., the people of the United States and it [it] was preserved at all it would be by the Elders of Israel. Said for us not to boast at the calamity of our enemies, for it would make our souls sick to witness the sorrow and distress which would eventually come upon them.
[Brigham Young's office journal records: "the President preached subject the disrupted State of the Union- The necessity of being subject here that we might learn how to govern in the world to come."]
[Diary of Charles Lowell Walker. Andrew Karl Larson, ed. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1980. 162, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]