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“I know that there are transgressors, who, if they knew themselves, and the only condition upon which they can obtain forgiveness, would beg of their brethren to shed their blood, that the smoke thereof might ascend to God as an offering to appease the wrath that is kindled against them, and that the law might have its course.”

Brigham Young – 21 September 1856, Journal of Discourses – Volume 4 (Liverpool, England: S. W. Richards, 1857), 53.