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Journal of Discourses, Volume 12

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Journal of Discourses Volume 12

BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG,

HIS TWO COUNSELLORS, AND THE TWELVE APOSTLES,

REPORTED BY G. D. WATT, E. L. SLOAN, AND D. W. EVANS,

AND HUMBLY DEDICATED TO THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS IN ALL THE WORLD.

VOL. XII

LIVERPOOL:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY ALBERT CARRINGTON, 42, ISLINGTON.

LONDON:

LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 20, BISHOP'S GROVE, ISLINGTON.

1869.

Preface

EACH discourse in this the XIIth volume of the "Journal" commends itself to thoughtful perusal, being plain, practical, and of much worth to all who desire to keep pace with the progress of truth.

While Zion is so rapidly and prosperously lengthening her cords and strengthening her stakes, it behooves all to be acquainted with the teachings pertaining to her advancement and the perfecting of the Saints; and inasmuch as the affords such excellent facilities for an acquaintance with those teachings, it is both desired and expected that the lovers of truth and of their own best interests will at all times sustain its publication and profit by its perusal so far as may be in their power.

THE PUBLISHER


1: SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL TEACHERS—TITHING, ETC.

Summary: REMARKS by President Daniel H. Wells, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 8th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


2: LABOR TO BUILD UP THE KINGDOM

Summary: REMARKS by Elder C. C. Rich, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City. April 8th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


3: PROSPERITY OF SOUTHERN UTAH

Summary: REMARKS by Elder Geo. A. Smith, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 19th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS)


4: THE PLEASURE AND THE TRIALS ON MISSIONARY LABORS—IMPROVEMENTS IN THE SOUTH—EVERY GOSPEL PRINCIPLE RIGHTEOUS AND ESSENTIAL

Summary: REMARKS by Elder Wilford Woodruff, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 19th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


5: NECESSITY OF UNION AND OBEDIENCE TO COUNSEL

Summary: REMARKS by Elder Geo. Q. Cannon, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 7th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


6: EVERY SAINT ON A MISSION

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 7th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


7: INSTRUCTIONS TO MISSIONARIES

Summary: REMARKS by Elder John Taylor, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 14th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


8: KINDNESS TO TRUE SPIRIT OF INSTRUCTION AND GOVERNMENT

Summary: REMARKS by Elder Geo. A. Smith, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 2nd, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


9: THE WORD OF WISDOM

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


10: EDUCATION—EMPLOYMENT OF FEMALES

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 8th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


11: GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO MISSIONARIES GOING ABROAD

Summary: DISCOURSE by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 14th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


12: REMARKS OF REVELATION, MISSIONARY FUND, WORD OF WISDOM, ETC.

Summary: REMARKS by Elder George Q. Cannon, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 21st, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


13: TRIP TO SOUTHERN UTAH—THE WORKS AND FAITH OF THE SAINTS

Summary: Remarks by Elder John Taylor, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 19th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


14: OUR DELEGATES TO CONGRESS-THE WORD OF WISDOM-THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD-SPIRITUAL IGNORANCE OF POPULAR PREACHERS

Summary: DISCOURSE by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 26th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


15: THE PRIESTHOOD TO DICTATE IN TEMPORAL AS WELL AS SPIRITUAL THINGS—INCONSISTENCY OF AN EQUAL DIVISION OF PROPERTY—LET APOSTATES ALONE

Summary: DISCOURSE by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 16th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


16: HOW DIVISIONS WERE INTRODUCED INTO THE CHRISTIAN WORLD—THE GOSPEL PERFECT, BUT ITS TEACHERS IMPERFECT—THE PRIESTHOOD AND ITS RESTORATION

Summary: DISCOURSE by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, June 23rd, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


17: JOSEPH SMITH TAUGHT BY REVELATION—THE GOSPEL REASONABLE AND CONSISTENT—THE LORD WORKS THROUGH SIMPLE INSTRUMENTS—MORMONISM FULL OF CHARITY

Summary: DISCOURSE by President D. H. Wells, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, June 30th, 1867.(REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


18: CONDITION OF THE WORLD AND OF THE SAINTS—GOD HAS COMMENCED TO REGENERATE THE WORLD BY REVEALING THE GOSPEL: ITS PURITY AND ITS UNION—PRESIDENT YOUNG A BENEFACTOR TO THE HUMAN FAMILY

Summary: REMARKS by Elder John Taylor, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, July 21st, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


19: EXPERIENCE IN MISSIONARY LABORS—ANCIENT PROPHECIES CONCERNING THE PEOPLE OF GOD IN THE LAST DAYS

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday August 11th 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


20: CONDITION OF APOSTATES—THE YOUNG MEN OF THE SAINTS—BIBLE CHRISTIANS—MORMON BATTALION—HIS TESTIMONY TO STRANGERS—COUNCIL TO MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS ON POLYGAMY

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, June 30th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


21: THE WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT—HOW TO CONTINUE TO BE SONS OF GOD—NECESSITY OF PRAYER

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 17th, 1867. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


22: THE WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT—BISHOPS SHOULD BE EXAMPLES—THE SAINTS NOT IGNORANT

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 3rd, 1867. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


23: THE SAINTS A PECULIAR PEOPLE—GATHERING OF THE POOR FROM EUROPE

Summary: REMARKS by Elder Brigham Young, jun., delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 17th, 1867 (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


24: SALVATION—ALL KNOWLEDGE THE RESULT OF REVELATION—FREEDOM OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD—HOW TO CARE FOR THE POOR

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 8th, 1867. (REPORTED BY EDWARD L. SLOAN.)


25: THE WORD OF WISDOM—DEGENERACY—WICKEDNESS IN THE UNITED STATES—HOW TO PROLONG LIFE

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in Tooele City, August 17th, 1867. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


26: SAINTS IMPROVING SLOWLY—GUIDANCE OF THE SPIRIT AND DICTATION OF THE PRIESTHOOD—FASTING, AND GATHERING THE POOR

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 29th, 1867. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


27: GOOD SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE SOUTH

Summary: REMARKS by Elder John Taylor, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 19th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS)


28: ETERNAL LIFE—HOW TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH—THE SACRAMENT—EXHORTATION TO THE YOUNG

Summary: REMARKS by D. H. Wells, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, August 18th, 1867 (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


29: EDUCATION—PHONETICS—STORING UP GRAIN—HOME MANUFACTURES

Summary: REMARKS by Elder George A. Smith, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, October 9th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


30: NECESSITY OF PERFORMING THE DUTIES REQUIRED OF US AND NOT THOSE REQUIRED OF OTHERS—ALL SHOULD BECOME MORE SPIRITUALLY MINDED

Summary: REMARKS by Elder Lorenzo Snow, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, October 9th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


31: PRONENESS OF MANKIND TO GO ASTRAY

Summary: REMARKS by Elder George A. Smith, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, December 29th, 1867 (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


32: LIBERTY OF THE SAINTS—WHY THEY ARE GATHERED—OBJECT OF THE "WORD OF WISDOM"

Summary: REMARKS BY President Brigham Young, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, January 12th, 1868. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


33: SCHOOL OF THE PROPHETS—IMPROVEMENTS OF PROVO CITY—LITIGATION—INJUDICIOUS TRADING

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered at Provo, Saturday, February 8th, 1868. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


34: OBJECT OF THE GATHERING—NECESSITY OF A TEMPLE—TRIALS OF THE SAINTS—SEALING—VISIT TO PROVO

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, February 16th, 1868. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


35: HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN—SAINTS DELIGHT TO DO THE WILL OF GOD—PROPER DIRECTION OF LABOR AND TALENT—CHILDREN OF THE SAINTS HEIRS TO THE PRIESTHOOD.

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, March 29th, 1868. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


36: CONDITION OF THE SAINTS IN GREAT BRITAIN

Summary: REMARKS by Elder George A. Smith, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, October 7th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


37: LIFE AND HEALTH—MATRIMONY—EDUCATION—HOME PRODUCTIONS

Summary: REMARKS by Elder Erastus Snow, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, October 8th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


38: THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT HEBER C. KIMBALL

Summary: DISCOURCES delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, June 24th, 1868. ELDER JOHN TAYLOR


39: FOREBEARANCE TO EACH OTHER—NECESSITY OF READING THE BIBLE AND BOOK OF MORMON—COUNSEL TO THE YOUNG BRETHREN

Summary: REMARKS by President H. C. Kimball, made in the Tabernacle, Bountiful, Sunday, April 12, 1868. (REPORTED BY ELDER W. M. THURBOOD.)


40: NECESSITY OF OBEYING COUNSEL—REFORMATION IN EATING AND DRINKING—IMPROVEMENTS—FEMALE RELIEF SOCIETIES—CHASTITY

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young in the New Tabernacle, April 6, 1868. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


41: IMPORTANCE OF OBSERVING THE SABBATH DAY—EMIGRATION OF THE POOR—FISH CULTURE—PRODUCING SILK

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE A. SMITH, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 6TH, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


42: DOMESTIC ECONOMY—TRAINING CHILDREN—CULTIVATION OF SILK—APPLICATION OF LABOR-LONGEVITY

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, in the New Tabernacle, afternoon, April 8, 1868. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


43: THE TRUE CHURCH OF CHRIST—THE LIVING TESTIMONY—WORD OF WISDOM

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, May 10th, 1868. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


44: THE GATHERING—PRACTICAL DUTIES—EMIGRATION OF THE POOR—MISSION TO ST. JOSEPH

Summary: DISCOURSE by Erastus Snow, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, April 8th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


45: EVIDENCES THAT THE SAINTS LOVE AND SERVE GOD—HOW TO BUILD UP ZION—TAKING CARE OF GRAIN

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, at Bountiful, May 17th, 1868. (REPORTED BY EDWARD L. SLOAN.)


46: WORD OF WISDOM—FISH CULTURE—DIETETICS

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder George Q. Cannon, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, April 7th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


47: THE OBJECT OF GATHERING—PRACTICAL RELIGION—THE LOVE OF GOD—OUR COVENANTS

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, at Bountiful, May 17th, 1868. (REPORTED BY EDWARD L. SLOAN.)


48: NECESSITY OF LIVING NEAR TO THE LORD—NEGLECTED DUTIES—CULTIVATION OF THE SOIL—SUSTAINING THE POOR

Summary: REMARKS by President D. H. Wells, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, 22d March, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


49: EDUCATION—RECREATION—NECESSITY OF OBEYING COUNSEL

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, made in Mill Creek Ward meeting house, Sunday, July 25th, 1868. (REPORTED BY EDWARD L. SLOAN)


50: THE LORD'S SUPPER—ANTIQUITY OF THE GOSPEL—THE APOSTACY—THE RESTORATION

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder Orson Pratt, sen., delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, June 14th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


51: THE GOSPEL A PERFECT SYSTEM—EVIDENCE THAT THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS HAVE RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT—PLURAL MARRIAGE

Summary: DISCOURSES by President Brigham Young, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Aug. 9th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


52: NECESSITY OF AN INSPIRED LEADER IN THE CHURCH—CHRISTIANITY AND PAGANISM—AUTHORITY

Summary: DISCOURSE by President George A. Smith, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, June 21, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


53: THE VALUE OF ATTENDING MEETINGS—GENTILE OR GENTILISM—ISOLATION—PREACHING—ZION

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Aug. 16th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


54: THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST—ESSENTIAL TO ABIDE ITS LAWS

Summary: REMARKS by Elder W. Woodruff, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, July 19th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


55: SALVATION TEMPORAL AND SPIRITUAL—SELF-SUSTAINING—CIVILIZATION

Summary: DISCOURSE by President Brigham Young, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Oct. 8th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


56: SELF-SUSTAINING—PERSECUTIONS—OUTSIDE INFLUENCE

Summary: DISCOURSE by George Q. Cannon, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Oct. 7th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


57: SOUTHERN MISSIONS—DESERET ALPHABET—RELIEF SOCIETIES—HOME MANUFACTURES

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Oct. 8th, 1868.(REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


58: THE OPPOSITION OF WICKEDNESS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS—PERSECUTIONS OF THE SAINTS—MISS-REPRESENTATIONS

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Oct. 6th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


59: PREACHING THE GOSPEL—DISOBEDIENCE AND PERSECUTION—EXCLUSIVENESS—THE SEARCH AFTER HAPPINESS

Summary: DISCOURSE by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Nov. 29th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


60: THE JOY AND HAPPINESS IMPARTED BY THE GOSPEL—SECTARIAN AND REVEALED RELIGION—ONENESS THE ORDER OF GOD

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Nov. 1st, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


61: REFLECTIONS ON THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST—INTELLIGENCE AND PROGRESS

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Jan. 10th, 1869. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


62: THE TESTIMONY OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS—THEIR DUTIES—THE TESTIMONY OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD

Summary: DISCOURSE by Joseph F. Smith, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Nov. 15th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


63: THE SACRAMENT—THE CHURCH OF CHRIST—DIFFERENT DOGMAS OF CHRISTIANITY—BOOK OF MORMON—THE TESTIMONY OF JOSEPH SMITH

Summary: DISCOURSE by President George A. Smith, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Nov. 15th, 1868. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


64: AMERICA A CHOICE LAND—ITS ABORIGINES

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday, Dec. 27, 1868 (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


65: THE SACRAMENT—A SAINT OF GOD—THE ETERNITY OF OUR RELIGION—MATRIMONY

Summary: REMARKS by Joseph F. Smith, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Jan. 10th, 1869. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


66: "MORMONISM"

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Feb. 24th, 1869. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


67: UNITY AND UNCHANGEABLENESS OF THE GOSPEL—NEW REVELATION NEEDED—SPIRITUALISM

Summary: DISCOURSE by George Q. Cannon, delivered in the Old Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Jan. 31st, 1869. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


68: CO-OPERATION

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, April 6, 1869. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)