175 years ago today - Mar 27, 1847

President Brigham Young said that be did not tease any man to come into my family. Neither did be want any to do so on account of the farming organization. If I am able to save one man why cannot I save more, and sometimes I wish that I could say unto all the ends of the earth, come and be saved. I have no objection to receiving any man into this organization until he behaves like the very devil as Joseph Woodard did after teasing and whining around me for three days to have his wife sealed to me. I told him that they were both adopted to me and that was enough, but that would not do. Now he wants to take my life. He is a poor miserable curse and he will be cursed, and when any man shall act as he has I win treat them like an enemy.

[Journals of John D. Lee 1846-47 and 1859. Charles Kelly, ed. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1984. 135-136, 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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