165 years ago today - Mar 23, 1856 (Evening)

[Brigham Young]

If some bring slaves they must not sell them but treat them well and send them to school. I don't want one word about it in the constitution, don't mouth it one way or the other. I wish you to define your position on slavery... One line is the traffic in slaves to buy and sell and if a black man strikes a white man he can be killed without any law - then there is the abolition question - the children of Ham were trafficked in as slaves - do we want the southern slavery, the northern abolition or the decree of God? -- Salt Lake City

[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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