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“‘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 counsel. Do you doubt it?’”

~Mary Ettie V. Smith, quoted in Nelson Winch Green’s Mormonism: Its rise, progress, and present condition. Embracing the narrative of Mrs. Mary Ettie V. Smith, page 201; 1858, 1870 edition~