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Journal of Discourses, Volume 1

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Journal of Discourses Volume 1


BY BRIGHAM YOUNG President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


HIS TWO COUNSELLORS, THE TWELVE APOSTLES, AND OTHERS.


REPORTED BY G. D. WATT, AND HUMBLY DIDICATED TO THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS IN ALL THE WORLD


VOL. I LIVERPOOL: PUBLISHED BY F. D. AND S. W. RICHARDS 15, WILTON STREET. LONDON: LATTER-DAY SAINTS BOOK DEPOT, 35, JEWIN STREET, CITY.

1854


1. SALVATION by Brigham Young (1-6)

Summary: A Discourse Delivered by President Brigham Young, in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 16, 1853.


2. SPIRITUAL COMMUNICATION by Parley P. Pratt (6-15)

Summary: A Sermon Delivered Delivered by Elder P.P. Pratt, Before the Conference at Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1853.


3. ELDER JOHN TAYLOR'S MISSION TO EUROPE IN 1849-1852 by John Taylor (16-28)

Summary: His report, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 22, 1852.


4. RECREATION, AND THE PROPER USE OF IT by Brigham Young (28-34)

Summary: A Speech Delivered by President Brigham Young at the Legislative Festival held in the Territorial House, Great Salt Lake City, March 4, 1852


5. BELIEVING THE BIBLE—THE GOSPEL—PERSECUTION—SPIRIT-RAPPING,ETC. by Heber C. Kimball (34-37)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT H. C. KIMBALL, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JULY 11, 1852.


6. KNOWLEDGE OF THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST—THE RELIGIONS OF MEN, AND THE RELIGION OF GOD—JOSEPH SMITH—PERSECUTIONS, ETC. by Brigham Young (37-42)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JULY 11, 1852.


7. LIBERTY AND PERSECUTION—CONDUCT OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, ETC. by George A. Smith (42-45)

Summary: AN ORATION DELIVERED BY HON. GEORGE A. SMITH, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE VALLEY, JULY 24, 1852.


8. SELF-GOVERNMENT—MYSTERIES—RECREATION AND AMUSEMENTS, NOT IN THEMSELVES SINFUL—TITHING—ADAM, OUR FATHER AND OUR GOD by Brigham Young (46-53)

Summary: A SERMON DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, IN THE TABERNACLE,GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 9, 1852


9. CELESTIAL MARRIAGE by Orson Pratt (53-66)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, IN THE TABERNACLE,GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, AUGUST 29, 1852


10. EDUCATION by Brigham Young (66-71)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 8TH, 1852.


11. SANCTIFICATION—ECONOMY—APOSTATES—THE WOLVES AND THE SHEEP by Orson Hyde (71-73)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY ELDER ORSON HYDE IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 9, 1853.


12. CONFIDENCE—ADVICE TO EMIGRANTS—DANGER IN PROSPERITY by Brigham Young (74-79)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT B. YOUNG IN THE TABERNACLE GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, SEPT. 11, 1853.


13. THE NAUVOO LEGION—CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS RIGHTS by George A. Smith (79-81)

Summary: A SPEECH DELIVERED BY MR. GEORGE A. SMITH, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOURTH OF JULY, 1852


14. JOSEPH, A TRUE PROPHET—APOSTATES—DREAM, ETC. by Brigham Young (81-84)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG IN THE TABERNACLE.GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, MARCH 27TH, 1853.


15. PERSECUTIONS OF THE CHURCH—APOSTATES—FREEDOM—SELF-DEFENCE by Parley P. Pratt (84-87)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY ELDER P. P. PRATT IN THE TABERNACLE,GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, MARCH 27TH, 1853.


16. MARCH OF "MORMONISM"—THE POWER OF GOD AND THE WISDOM OF MAN—GOOD AND EVIL INFLUENCES—THE LAW OF INCREASE by Brigham Young (88-94)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JUNE 13TH, 1852.


17. PLEA OF GEORGE A. SMITH, ESQ., ON THE TRIAL OF HOWARD EGAN FOR THE MURDER OF JAMES MONROE, BEFORE THE HON. Z. SNOW, JUDGE OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE TERRITORY OF UTAH by George A. Smith (95-100)

Summary: GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER TERM, 1851. by George A. Smith (95-100)


18. CHARGE OF HON. Z. SNOW, JUDGE OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE TERRITORY OF UTAH, TO THE JURY, ON THE TRIAL OF HOWARD EGAN FOR THE MURDER OF JAMES MONROE. by Z. Snow (100-103)

Summary: GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER TERM, 1851.


19. PRESIDENT B. YOUNG'S JOURNEY SOUTH—INDIAN DIFFICULTIES—WALKER—WATCHING AND PRAYER—THIEVES AND THEIR DESERTS—EASTERN INTELLIGENCE—FINANCIAL STATE OF THE CHURCH—GAINING KNOWLEDGE, ETC. by Brigham Young (103-111)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, MAY 8, 1853.


20. DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES—SACRIFICE—CONFIDENCE—LANGUAGE—ORGANIZATION AND DISORGANIZATION—TAKING WIVES by Brigham Young (112-120)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, FEBRUARY 27, 1853.


21. THE MAN TO LEAD GOD'S PEOPLE—OVERCOMING—A PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD—ANGELS' VISITS—THE EARTH by Orson Hyde (121-130)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT ORSON HYDE, AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE HELD IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, OCT. 6, 1853.


22. THE TEMPLE CORNER STONES—THE APOSTLESHIP, &c. by Brigham Young (131-137)

Summary: A SERMON DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT B. YOUNG, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 6, 1853, AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE.


23. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE—CONSTITUTION OF THE United States—DISCOVERY, COLONIZATION, AND PROGRESS OF AMERICA—DESPOTIC NATIONS—INFLUENCE OF AMERICA FOR THE UNIVERSAL PREVALENCE OF LIBERTY by Parley P. Pratt (137-143)

Summary: AN ORATION DELIVERED BY P. P. PRATT, AT GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, 1853, ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE 4TH OF JULY, 1776.


24. THE PIONEERS—CAPABILITIES AND SETTLEMENT OF THE GREAT BASIN—EXHORTATION TO FAITHFULNESS by Brigham Young (144-146)

Summary: A SPEECH DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, 1852, AT THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE 24TH OF JULY, 1847.


25. MOTIVES AND FEELINGS OF THE SAINTS—EXPERIENCE NECESSARY—THE STATE OF THE WORLD—INFIDELS—RELIGIONS AND WORKS OF MEN, AND THE RELIGION AND WORKS OF GOD—TRUTH AND SALVATION. by John Taylor (147-159)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JUNE 12, 1853


26. MATERIALS FOR THE TEMPLE—THE CLAY AND THE POTTER by Heber C. Kimball (160-162)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT HEBER C. KIMBALL, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, OCT. 9, 1852, AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE.


27. INDIAN HOSTILITIES AND TREACHERY—EXCITEMENT—COVETOUSNESS—CONSEQUENCES OF OBEDIENCE AND OF DISOBEDIENCE—POLICY TOWARDS THE INDIANS—WALKER AND HIS BAND—VIGILANCE by Brigham Young (162-172)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JULY 31, 1853


28. THE STANDARD AND ENSIGN FOR THE PEOPLE by Parley P. Pratt (172-185)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY ELDER PARLEY P. PRATT, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JANUARY 30, 1853.


29. WHERE THE WICKED GO—CONTINUAL OPPOSITION TO AND PREJUDICE AGAINST THE TRUTH—THE JUDGES AND THE DELEGATE OF UTAH—THE SPIRIT OF GOD AND THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD—POTENCY OF THE GOSPEL by Brigham Young (185-191)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT B. YOUNG IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JUNE 19, 1853.


30. DISOBEDIENCE OF COUNSEL—THE INDIAN WAR—THE RESULT OF THE SAME by George A. Smith (191-197)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY ELDER GEORGE A. SMITH, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, OCT. 7, 1853.


31. WEAKNESS AND IMPOTENCE OF MEN—CONDITION OF THE SAINTS—DEDICATION TO THE LORD—THE MILLENNIUM by Brigham Young (198-203)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 6, 1852.


32. BLESSINGS OF FAITHFULNESS—EDUCATION OF CHILDREN—PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG—THE CLAY AND THE POTTER by Heber C. Kimball (204-209)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT HEBER C. KIMBALL, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 8, 1852.


33. MANAGEMENT OF THE KANYONS—PAYING DEBTS—KEEPING STORES—MATERIAL FOR THE TEMPLE by Brigham Young (209-220)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, OCT. 9, 1852.


34. LEGITIMACY AND ILLEGITIMACY by John Taylor (221-233)

Summary: A SERMON DELIVERED BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 8, 1853.


35. EFFECTS AND PRIVILEGES OF THE GOSPEL—THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS AND THE CHRISTIAN WORLD by Brigham Young (233-245)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT B. YOUNG, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JULY 24, 1853.


36. FUNERAL ADDRESS by Heber C. Kimball (246-247)

Summary: DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT HEBER C. KIMBALL, SEPTEMBER 23, 1852, ON THE DEATH OF SISTER MARY SMITH, RELICT OF THE MARTYRED PATRIARCH HYRUM SMITH, AND WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT THE RESIDENCE OF PRESIDENT KIMBALL, SEPTEMBER 22, 1852


37. USE AND ABUSE OF BLESSINGS by Brigham Young (248-256)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT B. YOUNG IN THE TABERNACLE GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JUNE 5, 1853.


38. HEIRSHIP AND PRIESTHOOD by Parley P. Pratt (256-263)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY ELDER P. P. PRATT, AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 10, 1853.


39. TRUE AND FALSE RICHES by Brigham Young (264-276)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, AUGUST 14,1853


40. BUILDING TEMPLES by Brigham Young (277-279)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, ON THE TEMPLE BLOCK, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, FEB. 14, 1853.


41. A GENERAL FUNERAL SERMON OF ALL SAINTS AND SINNERS; ALSO,OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH by Orson Pratt (280-294)

Summary: DELIVERED BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, AT THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JULY 25, 1852


42. GOING SOUTH—BUILDING THE TEMPLE—MURMURERS by Heber C.Kimball (294-297)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT HEBER C. KIMBALL, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 7TH, 1852, AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE


43. "MORMONISM" by Parley P. Pratt (297-309)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PARLEY P. PRATT, IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JULY 10, 1853


44. THE PRIVILEGES AND BLESSINGS OF THE GOSPEL by Brigham Young (309-316)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG AT THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, FEB. 20, 1853.


45. ADVICE TO IMMIGRANTS by Franklin D. Richards (316-322)

Summary: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY ELDER FRANKLIN D. RICHARDS, AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 6, 1853


46. GATHERING THE POOR—THE PERPETUAL EMIGRATING FUND—INGRATITUDE by Brigham Young (322-327)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, IN THE TABERNACLE, AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 6, 1853


47. THE EARTH—ITS FALL, REDEMPTION, AND FINAL DESTINY—THE ETERNAL ABODE OF THE RIGHTEOUS by Orson Pratt (328-334)

Summary: A DISCOURSE BY PROFESSOR ORSON PRATT.


48. COMPREHENSIVENESS OF TRUE RELIGION—THE SAINTS BUT STEWARDS by Brigham Young (334-341)

Summary: A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, AT GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, DECEMBER 5, 1853


49. UNIFORMITY by Jedediah M. Grant (341-349)

Summary: A DISCOURSE BY ELDER JEDEDIAH M. GRANT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, AUG. 7, 1853.


50. LIFE AND DEATH, OR ORGANIZATION AND DISORGANIZATION by Brigham Young (349-353)

Summary: A DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JULY 10, 1853


51. CONDITION OF THE PEOPLE—CONTROL OF THE BODY—INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY—HEAVEN AND HELL—BUILDING A TEMPLE by Heber C. Kimball (354-358)

Summary: A DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT HEBER C. KIMBALL, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, NOV. 14, 1852


52. WEAKNESSES OF MAN—LOYALTY OF THE SAINTS—CORRUPTION OF THE WORLD—TRUE LIBERTY—CONDUCT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE by Brigham Young (358-365)

Summary: A DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, AUGUST 1, 1852.


53. MEN ETERNAL BEINGS—DARKNESS, IGNORANCE, AND WEAKNESS OF THE WORLD—PRIVILEGES OF THE SAINTS by John Taylor (365-375)

Summary: A DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 19, 1854


54. BLESSINGS OF THE SAINTS—A HOUSE FOR THE LORD by Brigham Young (376)

Summary: A DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 19, 1854