160 years ago today - Aug 22, 1862

[Brigham Young]

President Young said I expect this Temple will stand through the Millennium & the Brethren will go in and give the Endowments to the people and this is the reason why I am having the foundation of the Temple taken up. A H Raleigh was the boss of the Job and I told him I should hold him responsible for the work, but if He had lived in the days of Nero and built the meanest House for him to serve the devil in he would have done it much better than He has the foundation of this Temple.

If we do not Hurry with this I am afraid we shall not get it up until we have to go back to Jackson County which I Expect will be in 7 years. I do not want to quite finish this Temple for there will not be any Temple finished until the One is finished in Jackson County Missouri pointed out by Joseph Smith. Keep this a secret to yourselves lest some may be discouraged. Some things we should keep to ourselves.

President Young then said right west of the Temple in a line between the North & South gates we shall build a Tower & put a Bell in it. We shall build it square & build it as high as we please. Then west of the Tower we will build a Tabernacle to hold some 15,000 people. The Tower will stand so as to have a road Each side of it, one between the Tower & Temple, & one between the Tower & Tabernacle. This plan was shown me in vision when I first Came onto the ground.

President Young then said to Brother Morley & Levi Jackman who was Standing by, you are both Jack- son County Members, & I want you to live to go back to Jackson County with me.

He also said here is brother Woodruff. He was the first man that I felt lead by the spirit to speak to about the organization of the Church. -- Farmington, Utah [Wilford Woodruff's Journal. 9 Vols. Scott G. Kenney, ed. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1983-85. 6:71-72]

[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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