175 years ago today - Jan 14, 1847

[Brigham Young]

I commenced to give the word and will of God concerning the emigration of the saints and those who journey with them. At 4 1/2 p.m. council adjourned. At seven, the Twelve met at Elder Benson's. I continued to dictate the Word and Will of the Lord. Council adjourned at ten p.m., when I retired with Dr. Richards to the octagon and finished writing the same which is here inserted: Winter Quarters, Camp of Israel, January 14th 1847. The Word and Will of the Lord concerning the Camp of Israel in their journeyings to the West: ... [D&C 136: How the Camp of Israel is to be organized for the westward journey. ..."If thou art merry, praise the Lord with singing, with music, with dancing ..."]

[Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1847- 1850. William S. Harwell, ed. Collier's Publishing, 1997.:11-14, 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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