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Journal of Discourses, Volume 9

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Journal of Discourses Volume 9

Delivered By: PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG

HIS TWO COUNSELORS THE TWELVE APOSTLES, AND OTHERS

Reported By: G. D. WATT AND J. V. LONG

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

VOL. IX.

LIVERPOOL

EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY GEORGE Q. CANNON, 42, ISLINGTON,

LONDON:

LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 30, FLORENCE STREET, ISLINGTON, N.

1862.

Preface

After a long night of darkness, which has covered Christendom like a pall, the light of Heaven has again burst forth to cheer and bless mankind. The keys of knowledge, long lost from among men, have been, with the Priesthood, once more restored to the earth. For centuries there has been no man in Christendom authorised to say "Thus saith the Lord;" and men have had to be dependent upon the knowledge and experience of those who in former generations received the revelations of Jesus. But now this has changed. Through the Gospel which has been restored, with the Priesthood, in its fulness and purity, the mind of the Lord respecting the inhabitants of the earth is being made known unto men.

The Journal of Discoveries goes forth to the world as another record corroborating those already extant, bearing the same testimony to the immutable principles of salvation which they have borne, and giving additional light upon many points concerning the salvation of this generation on which they are silent. All men can be profited by perusing its pages and pondering over the words of truth and salvation as they flow in beautiful simplicity and power from the mouths of the Living Oracles.

That this Volume may go forth and fill its destined mission, and remain an imperishable memento of God's kindness and his desire to save His erring children, is the prayer of the

EDITOR.


1: TRUE TESTIMONY—PREPARATION FOR COMING EVENTS—CORRUPTION OF THE GOVERNMENT, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1861. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


2: SPIRIT OF UNITY—INDEPENDENCE OF ZION, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President Heber C. Kimball, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1861. Reported by G. D. Watt.


3: UNION—HUMAN AND DIVINE GOVERNMENT, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by Elder John Taylor, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1861. Reported by J. V. Long.


4: SECTARIAN RELIGION—DEMOCRACY, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by ELDER GEORGE A. SMITH, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1861. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


5: IMPROVEMENT—RESTORATION OF THE PRIESTHOOD, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by Elder LORENZO SNOW, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


6: APPRECIATION OF DIVINE GIFTS AND BLESSINGS—RETURN TO JACKSON COUNTY—ENCOURAGEMENT OF HOME MANUFACTURES

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1861 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


7: HOME MANUFACTURES

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1861. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


8: THE GIFTS OF GOD—HOME MANUFACTURES—WORD OF WISDOM-HAPPINESS

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1861. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


9: SUBMISSION TO REPROOF, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 17, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


10: THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION, &c.

Summary: Discourse by President Daniel H. Wells, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 14, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


11: CULTIVATION OF THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH—TRIALS OF THE CHURCH, &c.

Summary: Discourse by President Heber C. Kimball, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 14, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


12: BLESSINGS ENJOYED BY THE SAINTS.

Summary: Remarks by Elder Wilford Woodruff, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 12, 1861. Reported by J. v. Long.


13: BUILDING UP OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD—HOME MANUFACTURES

Summary: Discourse by President Daniel H. Wells, made at Logan City, September 10th, 1861. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


14: PROSPERITY OF ZION, &c.

Summary: Discourse delivered by Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 10, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


15: SALVATION BY WORKS

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 24, 1860. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


16: BUILDING UP THE KINGDOM OF GOD, &c.

Summary: Discourse by President DANIEL H. WELLS, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, September 16th, 1860. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


17: PRIESTHOOD

Summary: Remarks made by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Mill Creek Ward, May 7, 1861 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


18: PRIVILEGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SAINTS—BUILDING UP THE LATTER-DAY KINGDOM

Summary: Discourse by President DANIEL H. WELLS, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, September 30, 1860. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


19: SUFFERINGS OF THE SAINTS—OVERCOMING EVIL WITH GOOD, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 5, 1860 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


20: DIFFICULTIES WITH WHICH THE CHURCH HAS HAD TO CONTEND IN ITS ESTABLISHMENT IN UTAH

Summary: Discourse by Elder George A. Smith, delivered at Logan, Cache County, September 10, 1861. Reported By: G. D. Watt.


21: DUTIES OF THE SAINTS IN ROLLING FORTH THE WORK OF GOD

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL H. WELLS made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, October 7, 1860 REPORTED BY J. V. LONG


22: VARIETIES OF MIND AND CHARACTER—CHASTISEMENT-FREEDOM, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 17, 1861. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


23: OBSERVANCE OF THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD

Summary: Discourse by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 6, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


24: LIVING OUR RELIGION—OBEDIENCE TO COUNSEL

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 12, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


25: GATHERING OF THE SAINTS—HONOURING THE PRIESTHOOD, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, July 28,1861. REPORTED BY, G. D. WATT.


26: FACILITIES IN UTAH FOR THE COMFORT AND PROSPERITY OF THE SAINTS

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL H. WELLS, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, June 9, 1861 REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


27: ETERNAL PUNISHMENT—"MORMONISM," &c.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 12, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


28: OBEDIENCE TO THE COMMANDMENTS AND REVELATIONS OF GOD

Summary: Discourse by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 19, 1862. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


29: EVIL DEEDS AND EVIL DOERS, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 19, 1862.


30: BLESSINGS ENJOYED BY THE SAINTS IN ZION, &c.

Summary: Discourse delivered by Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 6, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


31: PRIVILEGES OF THE SAINTS, &c.

Summary: Discourse by WILFORD WOODRUFF, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 1, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


32: NECESSITY OF PAYING DUE ATTENTION TO TEMPORAL DUTIES, &c.

Summary: Remarks made by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 26, 1862 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


33: SALVATION OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL TO COME THROUGH THE GENTILES

Summary: Remarks by Elder ORSON PRATT, made in the Bowery, at Provo, July 15, 1855. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


34: EARLY PERSECUTIONS—CERTAIN RETRIBUTION

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Bowery, July 7, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


35: POLITICAL ECONOMY

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL H. WELLS, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, September 29, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


36: CALL FOR TEAMS TO GO THE FRONTIERS—ENCOURAGEMENT OF HOME MANUFACTURES

Summary: Remarks made by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 2, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


37: ROBBING THE DEAD—DANCING, NOT A PART OF THE SAINTS' RELIGION—KINDNESS IN GOVERNMENT—MORE TELEGRAPHIC WIRES.

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 9, 1862. Reported by G. D. Watt.


38: COVETOUSNESS—LABOURS OF THE ELDERS—MISSION TO FORM A SOUTHERN SETTLEMENT—GRUMBLING

Summary: Discourse delivered by Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, October 20, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


39: THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF THE GOSPEL

Summary: Discourse by Elder Parley P. Pratt, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, August 26, 1855. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG


40: CLOSING OF AMUSEMENTS—INDULGING IN SIN BRINGS MENTAL DARKNESS

Summary: Remarks made by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February, 16, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


41: PREACHING THE GOSPEL TO, AND HELPING THE LAMANITES—OBEDIENCE TO COUNSEL

Summary: Remarks by Elder WILFORD WOODRUFF, in the Bowery at Provo, July 15, 1855. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


42: REMARKS ON BEHALF OF THE INDIANS

Summary: By President JOSEPH YOUNG, made in the Bowery at Provo, July 13, 1855. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


43: SAFETY OF THE SAINTS AT HOME—CONTRAST OF THEIR POSITION WITH THAT OF THE UNITED STATES

Summary: Discourse by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 28, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


44: NECESSITY OF TEMPORAL LABOUR, PREPARATORY TO BUILDING A TEMPLE

Summary: Remarks made by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 2, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


45: PROPRIETY OF THEATRICAL AMUSEMENTS—INSTRUCTIONS RELATIVE TO CONDUCTING THEM

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, at the Dedication of the New Theatre in the Great Salt Lake City, March 6, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


46: SALVATION THE RESULT OF INDIVIDUAL EXERTION

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 23, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


47: ENCOURAGEMENT OF HOME MANUFACTURES—RIGHTEOUS AND UNRIGHTEOUS AMBITION

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL H. WELL, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 16, 1862. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


48: POWER GIVEN TO MAN TO CREATE

Summary: Remarks made by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 16, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


49: AGENCY OF MAN TO PRACTICE GOOD OR EVIL PRINCIPLES

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL H. WELLS, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 6, 1862. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG


50: CORRUPTION AMONG GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

Summary: Remarks by Elder George A. Smith, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 8, 1862. Reported by G. D. Watt.


51: BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE—NECESSITY OF UNION

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, October 7, 1861. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


52: GOVERNMENT OF THE TONGUE—IMPARTIALITY IN JUDGMENT—SEALING

Summary: Remarks made by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1862 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


53: HOME MANUFACTURES—CERTAIN DESTRUCTION OF THE ENEMIES OF TRUTH

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


54: WEAKNESS OF HUMAN GOVERNMENTS—POTENCY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Summary: Remarks by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 16, 1862. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


55: DUTIES CONNECTED WITH THE AARONIC AND MELCHISEDEK PRIESTHOOD

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


56: BUILDING UP AND ADORNMENT OF ZION BY THE SAINTS

Summary: Remarks made by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 23, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


57: TRUE CHARACTER OF GOD—ERRONEOUS IDEAS ENTERTAINED TOWARDS HIM

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 23, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


58: CAUTION AGAINST VAIN LAUGHTER—VALUE OF THE LIFE OF MAN

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 27, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


59: ENDLESS VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS—BLESSINGS THAT AWAIT THE FAITHFUL

Summary: Remarks made by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 25, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


60: NECESSITY OF THE SAINTS POSSESSING THE SPIRIT OF REVELATION

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


61: INSTRUCTIONS ON PRIESTHOOD-NECESSITY FOR DILLIGENCE AMONG THE SAINTS

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL H. WELLS, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1862. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


62: COUNSEL ON CATTLE HERDING

Summary: Remarks by Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1862. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


63: THE LOVE OF TRUTH AND RIGHTEOUSNESS IMPLANTED IN THE NATURAL MAN—KINDNESS AND FIRMNESS IN GOVERNMENTS

Summary: Remarks made by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 15, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


64: THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, July 13, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


65: CONTRAST BETWEEN THE RELIGION OF JESUS CHRIST AS ENJOYED BY THE SAINTS AND THAT OF PROFESSED CHRISTIANITY

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Bowery, July 6, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


66: NECESSITY OF THE LIVING ORACLES AMONG THE SAINTS. EXHORTATIONS TO OBEDIENCE TO COUNSEL

Summary: Remarks by Elder WILFORD WOODRUFF, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 8, 1862. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


67: PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL TO THE DEAD—EXHORTATION TO IMPROVEMENTS

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 7, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


68: A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD OBTAINED ONLY THROUGH OBEDIENCE TO THE PRINCIPLES OF TRUTH.

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, August 3, 1862. Reported by G. D. Watt.


69: THE COURSE THE SAINTS SHOULD PURSUE AND THE SPIRIT THEY SHOULD CULTIVATE

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made on Sunday Morning, April 27, 1862. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


70: KNOWLEDGE AND POWER—PROGRESS OF THE SAINTS IN REGARD TO THOSE PRINCIPLES

Summary: Remarks by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 13, 1862 REPORTED BY J. V. LONG


71: VARIETY OF GIFTS—EXHORTATION TO CULTIVATE A SPIRIT OF CONTENTMENT

Summary: Remarks by Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 11, 1862. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


72: RESPONSIBILITIES RESTING UPON THE SAINTS—INCREASE OF POWER AND INFLUENCE

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL H. WELLS, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 4, 1862. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


73: INFLUENCE OF PARENTS IN TRAINING THEIR CHILDREN—POWER WHICH ACCOMPANIES THE ELDERS WHEN HAVING THE FAITH AND PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL H. WELLS, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 25, 1862. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


74: ETERNAL SALVATION—CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT BRINGS EXALTATION

Summary: Remarks of President DANIEL H. WELLS, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, September 14, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


75: APOSTLESHIP OF JOSEPH SMITH—DESTRUCTION AWAITING THE NATIONS

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, August 31, 1862. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


76: GATHERING THE POOR—PROSPERITY OF THE GATHERED SAINTS—HOME MANUFACTURES

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 9, 1862. REMARKED BY J. V. LONG.