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“I will tell you how much I love those characters. If they had any respect to their own welfare, they would come forth and say, whether Joseph Smith was a Prophet or not, ‘We shed his blood, and now let us atone for it;’ and they would be willing to have their heads chopped off, that their blood might run upon the ground, and the smoke of it rise before the Lord as an incense for their sins.”

Brigham Young – 18 February 1855, Journal of Discourses – Volume 2 (Liverpool, England: F. D. Richards, 1855), 186.