155 years ago today - Jul 14, 1867 (Afternoon)

[Brigham Young]

Speaking of the reported gold mines out east, and the statements that he had sent men there, he said that he had sent no one, although he had consented for some to go who wanted to go; but he had the same to say now that he said when people were going west to dig gold; those who remained at home and helped to build up the Kingdom of God would grow rich faster than those who went to hunt for gold. The only thing that he could counsel men to do is to build up the Kingdom of God. He said to the bishops, presidents, and elders generally, that if it is their privilege to swear a little, lie a little, drink a little, chew tobacco, and drink tea and coffee, they have a privilege which he never enjoyed. No person has a license to sin. -- SLC Bowery

[Deseret News. Also Deseret Evening News, Deseret News Weekly, Deseret News Semi- Weekly, and Deseret News Extra, Salt Lake City; 1850-current. 16:225, 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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