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“If you want to know what to do with a thief that you may find stealing, I say kill him on the spot, and never suffer him to commit another iniquity…

“I will prove by my works whether I can mete out justice to such persons, or not. I would consider it just as much my duty to do that, as to baptize a man for the remission of his sins.”

Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses – Volume 1 (Liverpool, England: F.D. and S.W. Richards, 1854), 108-109; Delivered 8 May 1853.