165 years ago today - Feb 1, 1857
During Sunday meeting at the Tabernacle Brigham Young creates "a great Sensation among" an "overflowing" congregation by coming into the meeting. "For it was the first time he had been seen in the Tabernacle since the day that J[edediah] M. Grant was buried." Grant had died two months previously. Young addresses the congregation for an hour and a half. Young preaches, "If you want to know what you should do, when you hear a man blaspheme the name of God, and you feel that there are ten thousand million devils around you to see whether you will be for your religion, knock down the man that blasphemes, and say, 'If I cannot pray, I can fight for my religion and my God.'"