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“[Brigham Young] unmistakably declare[d] man’s origin to be altogether of a celestial character – that not only is his spirit of heavenly descent, but his bodily organization too, – that the latter is not taken from the lower animals, but from the originally celestial body of the great Father of Humanity… ‘Look at this picture’ – Man, the offspring of ape! ‘An on this’ – Man, the image of God, his Father.”

~George Q. Cannon, Millennial Star – October 1861, page 654~