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Aug 31, 1856

Journal Entry

August 31, 1856 ~ Sunday

31st Sunday President Young Preached in the morning & prophesied
concerning the oposition of the gentiles to us {Said they could not drive us from these valleys} He
was still govornor & should be untill the Lord saw fit to remove him he spoke
by the spirit & power of God. Elder J. Clinton first spoke gave an
account of his mission & spoke well He was followed by Elder Robbins
He told what he had done, then President Young followed him
In the Afternoon Amasa Lyman spoke was followed by Presidents
Heber C. Kimball & J. M. Grant. I attended the prayer Circle in the
evening President Young went to Feramore Littles to administer to his sick wife
The roof of the Blacksmith shop was burned this morning in part


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Lyman, Amasa Mason
30 Mar 1813 - 4 Feb 1877
288 mentions
Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3307 mentions
Apostle, Family
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Clinton, Fielding Jeter
17 Feb 1813 - 10 May 1892
27 mentions
Kimball, Heber Chase
14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
1406 mentions
Grant, Jedediah Morgan
25 Feb 1816 - 1 Dec 1856
269 mentions

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Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 3
President Young on preached and phrophesied concering the opposition of the Gentiles. He said he was still Governor of Utah and should be until the Lord saw fit to remove him. It was a remarkable discourse and may be found both in the Deseret News and the Journal of Discourses. This prophescy of President Young has often been quoted by our enemies at the time of the Utah Expedition as a proof that the Mormons would reject the Governor sent which they did not and since it has been often referred to and better understood by those who have exclaimed Brigham is Governor of the People still.


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Church-wide reformation includes rebaptizing, restructuring and recommitment to principles and covenants. First "home missionaries" introduced (precursor to ministering program).
First baptisms administered in baptismal font; members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles rebaptized (4th rebaptism for Wilford).

Aug 31, 1856