165 years ago today - Aug 26, 1857

President Young said I have sent General Harney word that I wish for peace & do not wish to fight any body but He must not Come Here with his armey. If he undertakes it I shall stop him.

... The Nation is determined to make us free. They are determined to drive us to defend our selves & become independant. The Nation is breaking to peases in spirit. ... I told the people years ago that if they would let us alone we would Conv[ert?] & revolutionize the world....

Presidet Young staid 3+ hours in Compiling his History. He remarked that the revelation upon a plurality of wives was given to Joseph Smith. He revealed it to Oliver Cowdery alone upon the solem pledge that He would not reveal it or act upon it it but He did act upon it in a secret manner & that was the cause of his overthrow.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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