Quotes from The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff (Edited by G. Homer Durham)

The following quotes come from the book The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, which were citations from the fourth president of the church and edited by G. Homer Durham, originally printed by Bookcraft, Inc. in 1946.  This was an employee gift by the First Presidency in 1997. To visit the site with all of the books … Read more

Brigham’s Young 1852 Speech on Slavery

Introduction The following is a speech given by LDS President Brigham Young to the Joint Session of the Legislature in Salt Lake City, on Thursday, February 5, 1852. The following was found under Brigham Young addresses, Ms d 1234, Box 48, folder 3, dated Feb. 5, 1852, located in the LDS Church Historical Department, Salt … Read more

The King Follett Discourse

Introduction 

The King Follett Discourse was a funeral sermon preached by Joseph Smith on behalf of Elder King Follett, an early convert to Mormonism, who, on March 9, 1844, was crushed to death when a bucket of rocks fell on him as he was walling up a well. According to the “Documentary History of the Church” (6:249), “Brother King Follett was buried” on March 10 “with Masonic honors.”

Brigham Young’s 1852 Speech on Slavery

Introduction

The following is a speech given by LDS
President Brigham Young to the Joint Session of the Legislature in Salt
Lake City, on Thursday, February 5, 1852. The following was found under
Brigham Young addresses, Ms d 1234, Box 48, folder 3, dated Feb. 5,
1852, located in the LDS Church Historical Department, Salt Lake City,
Utah. Spelling has been left intact. In the book, The Teachings of Brigham Young, compiled by Fred C. Collier, the same speech is reproduced with corrected spelling.

Painesville Telegraph – Friday, December 21, 1832

Introduction

Many members of the LDS Church
have looked to Doctrine and Covenants 87 as one of many proofs for the
divine calling of Joseph Smith as a latter-day prophet. This section,
said to be given to Joseph Smith on Christmas Day in 1832, seemingly
prophesies the coming War Between the States; a war that would not take
place for almost another 30 years. Taken out of its historical context,
it does seem incredible that Smith could make such a prediction;
however, what many Latter-day Saints fail to realize is that rumblings