The Mormons, the dream and the reality; or, Leaves from the sketch book of experience, ed. by a clergyman [signing himself W.B.F.].

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Page 86 - It is said that women are tied down and abused : that they are misused and have not the liberty they ought to have ; that many of them are wading through a perfect flood of tears, because of the conduct of some men, together with their own folly. I wish my...
Page 87 - If my wife had borne me all the children that she ever would bear, the celestial law would teach me to take young women that would have children. . . . "Sisters, I am not joking, I do not throw out my proposition to banter your feelings, to see whether you will leave your husbands, all or any of you.
Page 87 - And my wives have got to do one of two things, either round up their shoulders to endure the afflictions of this world and live their religion, or they may leave, for I will not have them about me. I will go into heaven alone, rather than to have scratching and fighting around me. I will set all at liberty. 'What, first wife too?' Yes, I will liberate you all. " I know what my women will say ; they will say, ' You can have as many women as you please, Brigham.
Page 86 - Now for my proposition : it is more particularly for my sisters, as it is frequently happening that women say — they are unhappy. Men will say, ' My wife, though a most excellent woman, has not seen a happy day since I took my first wife ;' ' No, not a happy day for a year;' says one, and another has not seen a happy day for five years.
Page 90 - And we have women here who like any thing but the celestial law of God ; and if they could break asunder the cable of the Church of Christ, there is scarcely a mother in Israel but would do it this day. And they talk it to their husbands, to their daughters, and to their neighbors, and say they have not seen a week's happiness since they became acquainted with that law, or since their husbands took a second wife. They want to break up the Church of God, and to break it from their husbands and from...
Page 87 - I do not want, them to receive a part of the truth and spurn the rest out of doors. I wish my women, and brother Kimball's and brother Grant's to leave, and every woman in this Territory, or else say in their hearts that they will embrace the Gospel — the whole of it. Tell the Gentiles that I will free every woman in this Territory at our next Conference. " What, the first wife too ?" Yes, there shall not be one held in bondage, all shall be set free. And then let the father be the head of the...
Page 86 - I am going to give you from this time to the 6th day of October next for reflection, that you may determine whether you wish to stay with your husbands or not, and then I am going to set every woman at liberty, and say to them, ' Now, go your way, my women with the rest, go your way.
Page 74 - O, that's the land for me ! We'll go and lift our standard, we'll go there and be free, We'll go to California, and have our jubilee ; A land that blooms with endless spring, A land of life and liberty, With flocks and herds abounding...
Page 74 - Upper California, O, that's the land for me ! It lies between the mountains and the great Pacific Sea ; The Saints can be supported there, And taste the sweets of liberty, In Upper California — O, that's the land for me...
Page 89 - And you who have committed sins that «annot be forgiven through baptism, let your blood be shed, and let the smoke ascend, that the incense thereof may come up before God as an atonement for your sins, and that the sinners in Zion may be afraid.

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