“‘Brother Brigham,’ said I, with a firmness of resistance I had never before felt in his presence, ‘are you my Saviour?’ ‘Most assuredly I am,’ said he. ‘You cannot enter the Celestial Kingdom, except by my consent. Do you doubt it?’”
Mary Ettie V. Smith, quoted in Nelson Winch Green’s Mormonism: Its rise, progress, and present condition. (Hartford, CT: Belknap & Bliss, 1870), 201.