Heber C. Kimball, in a sermon from July 1857, rousing up anti-government sentiment.

Aug 12, 1857
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Heber C. Kimball
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Heber C. Kimball, “The United States Government and Utah,” Sermon from July 26, 1857, as recorded by George D. Watt, Deseret News 7, no. 23 (August 12, 1857): 3

Deseret News
Heber C. Kimball
Latter-day Saints

Will we have manna? Yes, the United States have 700 wagons loaded without about two tons to each wagon with all kinds of things and then some 7,000 head of cattle, and there is said to be 2,500 troops with this, and that and the other, that is all right. Suppose the troops don’t get there, but all these goods and cattle come; well, they would be a mighty help to us. That would clothe up the boys and girls and make them comfortable, and then remember there is 15 months provisions besides. . . . Send 2,500 troops here, our brethren, to make a desolation of this people! God Almighty helping me, I will fight until there is not a drop of blood in my vein. Good God! I have wives enough to whip out the United States, for they will whip themselves: Amen.

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