165 years ago today - Mar 21, 1858 (Afternoon)

Prest. B. Young Called on those in the congregation who had never been driven [out of Nauvoo, Missouri, Kirtland or New York] to rise to their feet (about 3/5 arose). He then proposed that those brethren who had never been driven should be the ones to go on this mission. Notified the Bishops to see what families will go from their wards, and report to Bishop Hunter tomorrow. [They were to take evacuate the poor from Salt Lake City before the U.S. troops arrived.]

Told the brethren not to burn up their houses, but leave them in the charge of those who remain. ...

Spoke of the spirit of apostacy, and said the first step to apostacy was to think in their own minds that their leader might be mistaken. -- SLC Tabernacle [A version of this talk is published as a pamphlet.]

[General Church Minutes. Selected Collections from the Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints DVD 1 (2002), 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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