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Journal of Discourses
Volume 6
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Journal of Discourses Volume 6

Delivered By PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG,

HIS TWO COUNSELLORS, THE TWELVE APOSTLES, AND OTHERS.

Reported By G. D. WATT, J. V. LONG, AND OTHERS,

And Humbly Dedicated to to the Latter-Day Saints in All the World

VOL. VI.

LIVERPOOL:

EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY ASA CALKIN, 42, ISLINGTON.

LONDON:

LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 35, JEWIN STREET, CITY.

1859.

Preface

In publishing the last two Volumes of the there have been more than ordinary difficulties to labour under. One of the effects of the wicked Expedition against the Saints in the Mountains was a suspension in the delivery of Discourses by the leading Elders of the Church. Nor was this all. As Jesus the Beloved Son was once left by his Father, that he might show forth the great integrity of his soul, so also it seemed at this time wisdom in the Father to leave his beloved Saints to manifest the vast integrity of their souls. Therefore the Lord and his Prophets and Apostles, for a moment, as it were, hid themselves and the voices of the Shepherds were not so often heard.

Of course, all this told upon the publication of the Journal of Discourses; for if there were no Discourses delivered, they could not be published; so that, to prevent the Journal from being discontinued, we were compelled to publish Sermons delivered in past years, Some of which had been already published in the Star. But although necessity compelled us thus to act, there are several good ends thereby reached. The Journal of Discourses will become a complete journal of all the Sermons delivered by the First Presidency and the Twelve. Besides this, in the Sixth Volume will be found published some of the choicest Sermons of the Prophet Brigham, and also many choice gems from others of the leading Shepherds of Israel. The Sixth Volume, therefore, cannot be other than a choice Volume to all its possessors, while many Saints have had the privilege of reading and possessing these gems of inspiration who were not in the Church when they were delivered.

We now respectfully offer to its readers the Sixth Volume of the Journal of Discourses. But we cannot close this Preface without expressing gratitude to our heavenly Father that the voices of the Shepherds of Israel are again heard, which gives us the prospect of publishing in the Seventh Volume many of their words of inspiration, power, and salvation.

THE PUBLISHER.