160 years ago today - Nov 21, 1861

President Young mentioned a story he had heard, (but did not vouch for the truth of it) that one Nathan Hall had been employed by an ancient Nephite to do some work for him, upon one occasion the young man remarked to the Ancient Nephite that his father might be displeased with his absence and neglect of his duty; the Nephite requested that he and his father should meet at the foot of a mountain; when they had done so, the young man was conveyed through the mountain and then came round to his father. This convinced him that the Ancient Nephite was possessed of extraordinary power; he mentioned also that a box supposed to contain gold was discovered, a piece was broken off by a blow with a pick the box then suddenly disappeared; the piece is now in possession of mother Smith, he remarked that faith had kept the people from making gold discoveries in Utah, and from being overrun with Gold diggers. -- Salt Lake City

[Brigham Young Office Journals, 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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