175 years ago today - May 14, 1848

President Young addressed the people. ... He Blessed the land of Winter Quarters And prayed that no gentile city might ever be permitted to settle on it. And he felt to curse some of our enemies who was seeking our overthrow. He felt to Bless the Saints who go or stay. He blessed the Pottawatomie lands. He said we never should be driven from the mountains except by insurrections among ourselves And He had no fears of that.

[Wilford WoodruffÂ's Journal. 9 Vols. Scott G. Kenney, ed. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1983-85. 3:348, 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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