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“Ten years ago, it was called heresy for Joseph Smith to be a money digger, and receive revelations; it actually became treason; and the people killed him for it: and now I see hundreds of reverend gentlemen going to dig money. I despise a man who won[’]t dig for gold; he is a lazy man, and intends to spunge on others. Do not think that I blame you; all I have to say is, that you have to follow in the wake of ‘Old Joe Smith,’ and paddle away to dig gold; it is a comic, novel thing to me.”

Brigham Young – 23 June 1850 (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News, 29 June 1850), 20.