170 years ago today - Feb 23, 1851

Pres Young who prophesied that the time is near when all the emigration of the Saints from Europe and the East will come by way of the [-] and South California instead of by the grave yards on the Mississippi, Missouri and Platte Rivers '- and that we should raise our cotton and sugar in the south, instead of from the States '- and that as most of the persons who were pearl fishers, were our own brethren, that we should command the pearl fisheries in our own hands. And the U.S. could not help themselves. He also said that many who were going south with Amasa Lyman and Charles C. Rich when they had wallowed in the mire long enough, that they would be glad to wash themselves and return here again. -- Salt Lake City

[Historians Office Journal, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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