Elder [Brigham] Young followed & gave many principles of interest. Said we must have experience. If we had done right & known how to have Magnifyed the Priesthood we should not have been driven from Jackson County. But must have experience in order to be prepared to govern the kingdom of God.
We met in council at 5 oclok at Br Kimbals tent. President Young there addressed the meeting And Said that it was an Eternal Principle that before God would Chose A man to rule any part of his kingdom He must first learn to be ruled And that the Lord was preparing A people for that purpose & fifty years would not pass away before many who are now present will each rule over many more than what I do this day.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]