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Diary of Brigham Young, page 010

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Identifier diary_brigham_young.xml
Title Diary of Brigham Young 1857
Creator Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
Subject Mormons; Diaries
Subject Local Utah--Governors; Mormon Church--Presidents; Mormons--United States--Biography; Utah War, 1857-58
Description This publication is the first printing of a complete diary of the Mormon leader. It provides good insight into Brigham Young's interests and activities, but very little little information about his personal life. Edited and introduction by Everett L. Cooley.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Cooley, Everett L. (editor)
Date 1980
Type Text
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 10
Coverage 1857
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 15.5 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks; Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Clifton Brooks; Karen Edge; Jan Robertson
Call Number BX 8695 Y7 A33 1980
ARK ark:/87278/s6t152wp
Topic Mormons; Diaries; Letters; Mormon pioneers
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 329270
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp

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Title Diary of Brigham Young, page 010
Description should go and remain. a man can show truth and light to any one whatever his priesthood, and do all the good he can without offence, the spirit and manner, may offend, but truth cannot." Prest. Y. in conversation with Prest. Wells on the Public works and business. "This entry has little meaning as it stands, holvevcr, after reference to other contemporary sources, one can gain some understanding of what is going on. \Vilford b$`oodt-rrff's Jotrrnal of the same date has the following to say about the meeting of that evening. After noting the decision of President Young to support Bishop Blackburn and President Snow, a theological and philo- sophical discussion was engaged in-especially pertaining to divorce, adultery, and the status of eunuchs. Joseph Young stated that he would rather die than become a "Eunock." Brigham Young said "the day would come when thousands \vould [seek] to [be] made Eunocks in order for then) to be saved in the Kingdom of God." The question and answer may have been in relation to Matthew 19 : 12 that reads: "For there arc some eunuchs, which were so born from their nrother's \vomb; and there are some eunuchs, which were nradr etmuchs of nten: and there by eunuchs, which have made thctnselvcs ermuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake." On the matter of adrdtcry Joseph asked if a man and woman who are married could commit adultery in their relationship xvith each other. Brigham said they could not. 2 June 1857, \$`oodruff Journal. This discussion may also have related to Matthclv 19 : 3- 11 concerning divorce and adultery. Although not present at this discussion, Frederick Kesler recorded what Brigham Young had to say about divorce in the General Conference of October 8, 1861 : "Pst B. Young Spokr on the Order of Sealing for time 8r Eternity. gid that his Rrntat-ks would not be published & for all to pay good attention 8: Heat Correctly. He said that a divorce Leas of no ttsc. Could a woman be freed from a man. Yes in 2 ways onley. 1st if a man forfeits his priesthood 2nd if the man is faithful, But the wife is Not Satisfied then if she can find a man Holding a Higher Priesthood than her husband that will take her. He can do so withortt any Divorce. The Glory of man is thr woman. The glory of a woman is her virginity. This she should carefully preserve for het intended Lord which \vill Be unto her of great worth hereafter." 8 October 1861, Kcsler IIiary, No. 3, pp. 88889.
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328959
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp/328959