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Brigham Young


1801 - 1877


  • Born in Wittingham, Windham, Vermont, 1 June 1801
  • Baptized 1832
  • Ordained Elder 1832
  • Captain in Zion's Camp - 1834
  • Ordained Apostle 1835
  • President of Quorum of the Twelve 1838-47
  • Mission to Great Britain 1839-41
  • President of the Church 1847-77
  • Died 29 August 1877

    Prophet, Seer, and Revelator... President of the Church... Frontiersman... Explorer... Territorial Governor... Statesman... Military Commander... these are but a few of the roles played by the remarkable President Brigham Young. He has been called the American Moses for leading the Saints on the Exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Great Salt Lake in Utah.

    Brigham Young was born June 1, 1801 in Wittingham, Windham County, Vermont to John Young and Abigail Howe Young. He was the ninth of eleven children. His parents being Methodist, Brigham affiliated with that sect at the age of twenty-one. He mastered several trades, among them, carpenter, joiner, painter, and glazier.

    Brigham married Miriam Works in 1824 and the couple settled in the town of Aurelius, New York, only some fifteen miles from Manchester, where Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery were working on the translation of the Golden Plates. Doubtless he heard rumors of their work and doubtless those rumors were not complimentary. Nevertheless, when given a copy of the Book of Mormon, a year later, by his father, who proclaimed it to be "the greatest work and clearest of error of anything [I have] ever seen, the Bible not excepted," Brigham studied it carefully and prayed for a divine confirmation of its truthfulness, which he received.

    Brigham was baptized April 14, 1832 and ordained an Elder the same day. In September of the same year, his wife, Miriam, died and after attending to her burial, Brigham determined to join the Saints in Kirtland, Ohio. It was there that Brigham met The Prophet for the first time. Both a close friendship and a great love developed between the two men. On the very date of their first meeting, Joseph prophesied that "the time would come when Brother Brigham Young will preside over this Church."

Mary Ann Angell    Brigham immersed himself in service to the Church, serving a mission to Canada. In 1834 he married Mary Ann Angell, then later the same year joined the Military expedition to relieve the Saints in Missouri known as Zion's Camp. Despite much murmuring and disaffection displayed by others on the March, Brigham remained loyal to the Prophet and often defended him. Joseph never had a more loyal defender than Brigham Young. Through the remainder of Joseph's life, he would often face down the disloyal and the apostates in his defense of Joseph.

    In 1835, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was organized with Brigham called and set apart as a member. Brigham worked on the Temple during 1835 and 1836 until mob action drove him to join the Saints in Far West, Missouri where he established his residence in 1838. By this time he was the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Thomas B. Marsh having been excommunicated for apostasy and David W. Patten having suffered the martyr's fate. Thus when Joseph was imprisoned of false charges, the day-to-day running of the Church largely fell on President Young's shoulders. Brigham directed the evacuation of the Saints from Missouri which resulted in the settling of Nauvoo. This training of leadership in the face of persecution and adversity would stand him in good stead when a few years later, following the murder of Joseph and Hyrum, Brigham would lead the Saints west.

    During 1840-41 President Young filled a mission to England. Then, after his return to Nauvoo, he was called two years later to another mission, this time in the Eastern States. He returned to Nauvoo October 22, 1843.

    The Church was thrown into great turmoil by the murder of The Prophet and The Patriarch in Carthage, Illinois on June 27, 1844. A pattern of succession had not been established and there were conflicting claims to the leadership of the Church. Among these William Marks, President of the Nauvoo Stake, presented himself. William Strang claimed that Joseph had appointed him (Strang) as successor in a lengthy letter supposedly posted just nine days before the Martyrdom. William Smith, The Prophet's brother made a claim based on lineage. Perhaps Sidney Rigdon's claim attracted the most adherents, based on his position as First Counselor in the First Presidency. But when Brigham Young rose to speak and present the Twelve's claim, it was seen by the multitude that the mantle of Joseph fell upon Brigham. He was both heard and seen to speak as Joseph. The question of succession was answered and Brigham as President of the Twelve led the Church from that time forth, though several splinters broke away.

    The enemies of the Church had believed that with Joseph gone, the Church would fall. When they were disavowed of that belief, the persecution resumed and it was necessary for the Church to abandon Nauvoo in a great exodus to the west. Brigham's life of faith and leadership had prepared him well and on July 24, 1847, the main body of the Pioneer Company entered the valley of the Great Salt Lake. Later that year the First Presidency was organized with Brigham as President of the Church.

    Brigham's genius as an empire builder emerged and the desert was seen to blossom as a rose, as Saints were sent to settle the Great Basin of the Rocky Mountains. Brigham dedicated four temple sites and lived to see the St. George Temple completed. In politics, Brigham served as Governor of the State of Deseret and later of the Utah Territory. He founded the Deseret University, now the University of Utah, and the Brigham Young Academy, now Brigham Young University.

    Brigham died August 29, 1877 with the words, "Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph!" on his lips.


Bibliography
    Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p.8
    Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p.724
    Lyndon W. Cook, The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.279
    Lawrence R. Flake, Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, p.23
    2005 Church Almanac, p.52 0

Selected Discourses
Grampa Bill believes this to be the most complete listing available free on the web of Brigham Young's talks and articles. Please email the Grampa if you note any busted links, errors, or if you are aware of any Brigham Young talks or articles not listed here but available on the web.

Any talk marked with an asterisk (*) is not (to my knowledge) available anywhere else on the web. As a service, it has been copied onto this web site.

This directory links to some talks which address topics no longer emphasized by the Church. One should also be aware that the science of stenography had not yet been completely developed and accuracy of transcription cannot be guaranteed. Although President Young supported and encouraged the publication of the Journal of Discourses, he did not read and approve the transcription of each talk as contained therein. There was no Correlation Committee in those days. The reader should approach these areas prayerfully and as guided by the Holy Ghost.
TITLE
SOURCE
 
Attention, All
This is perhaps the most important discourse of Brigham Young's life. In it, he refutes the claims of the aspirants to the Presidency following Joseph Smith's martyrdom. He was seen and heard to take the form of Joseph as the mantle of authority visibly fell upon his shoulders.
Streets of Nauvoo, 8 August 1844  
Blessings of the Saints - A House for the Lord Christmas Festival
Carpenters' Hall
16 December 1851
 
Recreation and the Proper Use of it Territorial House, 4 March 1852  
Weakness and Impotence of Men - Condition of the Saints -Dedication to the Lord - The Millennium General Conference
The New Tabernacle, now called
The Old Adobe Tabernacle
6 April 1852
 
The Lord at the Head of His Kingdom General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 7 April 1852
 
Education General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 April 1852
 
Self-Government - Mysteries - Tithing - Adam, Our Father and Our God General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 9 April 1852
 
March of "Mormonism" Old Adobe Tabernacle, 13 June 1852  
Knowledge of the Doctrine of Christ Old Adobe Tabernacle, 11 July 1852  
Settlement of the Great Basin Old Adobe Tabernacle, 24 July 1852  
Weaknesses of Man - Loyalty of the Saints - Corruption of the World - True Liberty - Conduct of the American People Old Adobe Tabernacle, 1 August 1852  
The Gospel of Salvation-A Vision-Redemption of the Earth and All that Pertains to it Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 August 1852  
Extensive Character of the Gospel - Comprehensiveness of Divine Revelation Old Adobe Tabernacle, 15 August 1852  
Necessity of Being Pure in Heart Special Conference, Old Adobe Tabernacle, 28 August 1852  
The Sacrament - The Sabbath - Sectarian Opposition to the Doctrine and Ordinances of the Gospel, etc. Special Conference, Old Adobe Tabernacle, 29 August 1852  
Management of the Canyons - Paying Debts - Keeping Stores- Material for the Temple General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 9 October 1852
 
Salvation
This is the first Brigham Young address listed in the Journal of Discourses, volume 1, page 1.
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 16 January 1853  
Organization and Development of Man Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 February 1853  
Building Temples Temple Square, 14 February 1853  
The Privileges and Blessings of the Gospel Old Adobe Tabernacle, 20 February 1853  
Duties and Privileges Old Adobe Tabernacle, 27 February 1853  
Joseph, A True Prophet - Apostates - Etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 27 March 1853  
Necessity of Building Temples - The Endowment General Conference
Temple Square
Laying of Cornerstone 6 April 1853
 
The Temple Cornerstones General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 April 1853
 
Heirship General Conference, Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 April 1853  
Saints Subject to Temptation-True Riches, Virtue, and Sanctification-"Mormonism"-Gladdenites, Apostles, and Saints-Devils Without Tabernacles Old Adobe Tabernacle, 17 April 1853  
A Journey South - Indian Difficulties - Watching and Prayer - Thieves and Their Deserts - Eastern Intelligence- Financial State of the Church - Gaining Knowledge, Etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 May 1853  
Use and Abuse of Blessings Old Adobe Tabernacle, 5 June 1853  
Where the Wicked Will Go Old Adobe Tabernacle, 19 June 1853  
Life and Death, or Organization and Disorganization Old Adobe Tabernacle, 10 July 1853  
Effects and Priviledges of the Gospel - The Latter-day Saints and the Christian World Old Adobe Tabernacle, 24 July 1853  
Indian Hostilities and Treachery
Brigham, the Curmudgeon, begins to show forth. If the Saints would just follow the Prophet... This is powerful reading. Obstensibly for the Saints of his day, there are messages that will benefit us today.
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 31 July 1853  
True and False Riches Old Adobe Tabernacle, 14 August 1853  
Confidence - Advice to Emigrants - Danger in Prosperity Old Adobe Tabernacle, 11 September 1853  
Gathering the Poor - The Perpetual Immigrating Fund - Ingratitude General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 October 1853
 
The Gospel-Growing in Knowledge-The Lord's Supper-Blessings of Faithfulness-Futility of Persecution-Creation of Adam-Experience Old Adobe Tabernacle, 23 October 1853  
Comprehensiveness of True Religion - The Saints but Stewards Salt Lake City, 5 December 1853  
Perfection and Salvation - Self-Government Old Adobe Tabernacle, 18 December 1853  
Proper Treatment of the Indians, etc. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 April 1854
 
Celebration of the Fourth of July Old Adobe Tabernacle, 4 July 1854  
The Word of Wisdom Especially Suited to Infants and Youth - Privations in Missouri - Necessity of Integrity, And Strife for Excellence - Responsibility of Parents Old Adobe Tabernacle, 24 July 1854  
Debtors to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 October 1854
 
Marriage Relationships of Bishops and Deacons General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 October 1854
 
Spiritual Gifts - Hell - The Spirit World - The Elders and the Nations - The Lamanites - The Temple Old Adobe Tabernacle, 3 December 1854  
The Constitution and Govenment of the United States - Rights and Policy of the Latter-day Saints
Read by Elder Thomas Bullock
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 18 February 1855  
The Priesthood and Satan-The Constitution and Govenment of the United States - Rights and Policy of the Latter-day Saints
This is a continuation of and commentary on the written address which had just been read by Elder Thomas Bullock.
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 18 February 1855  
Faithfulness and Apostacy General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 April 1855
 
Preaching and Testimony-Gathering Israel-The Blood of Israel and the Gentiles-The Science of Life General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 April 1855
 
The Necessity of the Saints Havong the Spirit of Revelation-Faith and Works-The Power of God and of the Devil Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 May 1855  
Dependence on the Lord Old Adobe Tabernacle, 27 May 1855  
Consecration Old Adobe Tabernacle, 3 June 1855  
Utah Delegate to Washington-U.S. Government and Officers Old Adobe Tabernacle, 17 June 1855  
The Kingdom of God Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 July 1855  
Plurality of Wives-The Free Agency of Man Bowery, Provo, 14 July 1855  
Gathering the Poor Bowery, 16 September 1855  
Faith-Practical Religion-Chastisement-Necessity of Devils General Conference
Second Bowery, 6 October 1855
 
Necessity of Home Missions-Purification of the Saints-Chastisement-Honesty in Business General Conference
Second Bowery, 8 October 1855
 
The Powers of the Priesthood Not Generally Understood-The Necessity of Living by Revelation-The Abuse of Blessings Old Adobe Tabernacle, 27 January 1856  
Cleaving to Every Good Principle * Old Adobe Tabernacle, 17 February 1856  
Lawyers, and those Who Practice Attending Law Courts, Rebuked-A Curse Pronounced Upon All Who Love Litigation and do not Repent Old Adobe Tabernacle, 24 February 1856  
Living Up to the Light Old Adobe Tabernacle, 2 March 1856  
Instructions to the Bishops-Men Judged According to Their Knowledge-Organization of the Spirit and Body-Thought and Labor to be Blended Together Old Adobe Tabernacle, 16 March 1856  
Difficulties Not Found Among the Saints Who Live Their Religion-Adversity Will Teach Them Their Dependence on God-God Invisibly Controls the Affairs of Mankind Old Adobe Tabernacle, 16 March 1856  
Preaching-Necessity of the Saints Having Confidence in Those Over Them-Necessity of Wisdom in Dealing With Those who are Dead to Good Works-Ignorance of Worldly Philosophers-The Principle of Life as Shown in the Dissolution of Organized Matter Old Adobe Tabernacle, 23 March 1856  
Disinclination of Men to learn Through the Teachings and Experience of Others-Latter-day Saints Compared With Those of Former Days-Sacrifice-Sheep and Goats-Customs and Traditions Old Adobe Tabernacle, 20 April 1856  
Irrigation-Every Saint Should Labor for the Interest of the Community-It is the Lord That Gives the Increase-Etc. Second Bowery, 8 June 1856  
Remarks on a Revelation Given in August 1831-General Instructions Second Bowery, 15 June 1856  
The Order of Progression in Knowledge-The Way by Which Saints Become One-Aptness of Men to Remember Evil Rather Than Good-A Characteristic of Saints is to Remember Good and Forget Evil-Our Affections Should be Placed on the Kingdom of God Above All Other Things Second Bowery, 15 June 1856  
The Gift of Prophecy and Tongues-The Former Circumstances and Present Condition of the Saints Contrasted-Trials and Temptations Necessary to Exaltation-The Condition of Disembodied Spirits-Redemption of the Dead Second Bowery, 22 June 1856  
Faith-Healing the Sick-The Saints' Interests are One-All of Our Efforts Should Tend to the Upbuilding of the Kingdom of God Second Bowery, 17 August 1856  
Testimony to the Divinity of Joseph Smith's Mission-Elders Should Go Their Missions Without Purse or Scrip-The Lord Deals With the Saints-Jesus Their President-Satan Angry Second Bowery, 31 August 1856  
A Call for an Expression of the Condition of the People-Repentence Among the Saints Necessary-Renewing of Covenants Second Bowery, 21 September 1856  
The People of God Disciplined by Trials-Atonement by the Shedding of Blood-Our Heavenly Father-A Privilege Given to all the Married Sisters in Utah Second Bowery, 21 September 1856  
The Hand-Cart Emigration - Opinions of the Emigrants Concerning It - Females Endure the Journey Better Than Males, Etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 28 September 1856  
Get Them Here!
Brigham's emergency call for the rescue of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies, then stranded in the High Plains of Wyoming facing starvation and freezing temperatures with an early winter coming on.
General Conference
Second Bowery, 5 October 1856
 
Counsel Concerning Immigration-Benefits to be Derived from an Early Start-Crossing the Plains with Hand Carts, Etc Old Adobe Tabernacle, 2 November 1856  
Reformation Necessary Among the Saints-Infidel Philosophy Old Adobe Tabernacle, 2 November 1856  
The Gospel Like a Net Cast into the Sea-Good and Bad in the Church-Embrace Principles in your Faith, Not Men-Confess only to Those Against Whom You Have Sinned-Economize the Gifts of God, Etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 9 November 1856  
The Emigrating Saints Were Prompted by the Spirit of God Second Bowery, 9 November 1856  
Temptations and Trials Necessary to Exaltation-If the Saints Perform Their Obligations, the Lord Will Not Fail in His-Hsnd Cart Emigration Preferable to that by Ox Teams Old Adobe Tabernacle, 16 November 1856  
Funeral Sermon On the Death of Pres. Jedediah M. Grant Old Adobe Tabernacle, 4 December 1856  
Prophets Weep Because of the Sins of the People Old Adobe Tabernacle, 1 February 1857  
To Know God is Eternal Life-God the Father of Our Spirits and Bodies-Things Created Spiritually First-Atonement by the Shedding of Blood Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 February 1857  
Necessity for Reformation a Disgrace Salt Lake City; Venue not given
8 February 1857
 
Our Relatives, Those who do the Will of God - The Elders Should be as Fathers and Shepherds in Istael, and Not as Masters - Self-confidence, and the Way to Obtain It - The Prophet Joseph Not Yet Resurrected - Preaching to the Spirits in Prison, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 25 March 1857  
He That Loveth not his Brother Loveth not God - If we Have Not Confidence in our Leaders we Shall Not Have it in a Higher Power - The Church Holds the Keys of Salvation - The Providences of God to the Saints Second Bowery, 29 March 1857  
Object of the Express Carrying Company - Why Success Attends the Ministerial Labours of Some Elders, and Not Those of Others - Counsel to Store up Grain Enough to Last Seven Years General Conference, Salt Lake City
Venue not given, 6 April 1857
 
The Power and Importance of Economy - Domestic Extravagance and Mismanagement, With Their Bad Results General Conference, Salt Lake City
Second Bowery, 6 April 1857
 
Journey to the North - Unanimity and Peaceful Order of the Company - Geographical Character of the Country Traversed - Good Condition and Blessings of the Saints in Zion Second Bowery, 31 May 1857  
Practical Religion - Simplicity - Temporal Salvation - Advantages of Utah as a Settlement for the Saints - False Reports, etc. Second Bowery, 7 June 1857  
The Constitution of the United States Guarantees All We Ask - Hollow Gentility - Power of the "Mormon" Leaders - Government Corruption Second Bowery, 7 June 1857  
Comprehensiveness of True Religion - Sacrifice for the Kingdom of God - The Saints Should be Superior to the World in All Things - Trust in God, etc. Second Bowery, 14 June 1857  
Exchange of Feeling and Sentiment Produces Mutual Confidence - Necessity of Cultivating a Child-like Spirit - Devotedness of Saints in Utah Towards the Work of God - God Will Take Care of His Own Work, etc. Second Bowery, 28 June 1857  
True Happiness - Fruits of Not Following Counsel - Popular Prejudice Against the Mormons - The Coming Army - Punishment of Evil Doers Second Bowery, 5 July 1857  
True Liberty - Organization and Disorganization - Fallen Spirits - Satanic Opposition - Futile Reports of the Enemy Second Bowery, 19 July 1857  
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream - Opposition of Men and Devils to the Latter-day Kingdom - Governmental Breach of the Utah Mail Contract Second Bowery, 26 July 1857  
Joseph Smith's Family - Bashfulness in Public Speaking - The Coming Crisis - Counsel Second Bowery, 2 August 1857  
Approval of the Proceedings of the Delegation to Congress - Condition of the People of the World, etc. Second Bowery, 9 August 1857  
Tradition - Duty of the Saints to Live Their Religion - Safety of Zion - Preparation for the Future, etc. Second Bowery, 30 August 1857  
Return of Thomas B. Marsh to the Church
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Second Bowery, 6 September 1857  
The United States Administration and Utah Army Second Bowery, 13 September 1857  
Movements of the Saints' Enemies - The Crisis Second Bowery, 13 September 1857  
Superiority of Pure Motives - Ascendance of the Kingdom of God - Obedience of Counsel Second Bowery, 20 September 1857  
Ultimate Victory of the Saints Second Bowery, 4 October 1857  
Advantages of Trials and Experience General Conference, Second Bowery, 7 October 1857  
Testimony of the Spirit - Revelation Given According to Requirements - Spiritual Warfare and Conquest, etc. General Conference, Second Bowery, 7 October 1857  
Present and Former Persecutions of the Saints, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 18 October 1857  
Extent of the Latter-day Work - The Freedom of the Saints Dependent on Their Doing Right - Satan's Revelations, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 25 October 1857  
Source of True Happiness - Prayer, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 15 November 1857  
Neglect of Sunday Meetings - The Saints Gathered From the Common Classes of Society - Dishonesty, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 22 November 1857  
Attention and Reflection Necessary to an Increase of Knowledge Old Adobe Tabernacle, 29 November 1857  
Providence - Ignorance of Sectarian Priests - Free Agency Agency - Recreation, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 27 December 1857  
Judgement According to Works - Temporal Nature of Divine Revelations - Temporal Resources and Duties of the Saints, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 17 January 1858  
Idolatry, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 7 February 1858  
Wisdom Manifest in all God's Dealing With the Saints Old Adobe Tabernacle, 28 March 1858  
Apostacy the Result of Ignorance - True Government, etc. Provo, The Bowery, 6 June 1858  
Peculliarity of "Mormons" - Obedience to the Dictates of the Spirit - Knowledge of the Truth, etc. Provo, The Bowery, 27 June 1858  
Necessity of Trials - Glory of the Saint's Religion - Government of God, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 22 May 1859  
Government of God Old Adobe Tabernacle, 22 May 1859  
Dependence on God as the Fountain of All Wisdom, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 29 May 1859  
Want of Governing Capacities Among Men - Elements of Sacrament - Apostacy, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 5 June 1859  
Funeral Sermon for Fannie Young - Resurrection of the Body - The Sprit World, etc. Venue not given, 12 June 1859  
Light and Influence of the Spirit Old Adobe Tabernacle, 19 June 1859  
Light of the Spirit - Morality - Independence of the Human Will - Incarnation of the Human Spirit Old Adobe Tabernacle, 19 June 1859  
Nature of Man - Happiness - Influence of God's Spirit Upon Mankind, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 3 July 1859  
Human and Divine Government - The Latter-day Kingdom, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 31 July 1859  
Priesthood and Eternal Life Old Adobe Tabernacle, 31 July 1859  
Duty of the Saints to Live Their Religion Old Adobe Tabernacle, 4 August 1859  
Building Up the Kingdom of God - How to Treat Immigrant Saint, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 20 August 1859  
Providences of God - Privileges and Duties of the Saints - Spiritual Operations and Manifestations - The Spirit World, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 1 September 1859  
Blessings of Association - Original Purity of the Human Spirit - Trials and Temptations, &c. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 October 1859
 
Eternal Life - Blessings and Privileges of the Saints General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 October 1859
 
Posession of the Spirit, &c. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 October 1859
 
Union, etc. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 7 October 1859
 
Progress in Knowledge, &c. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 October 1859
 
Re-Organization of the High Council - Appointment of Young Men to Offices in the Priesthood , &c. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 October 1859
 
Intelligence, etc. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 9 October 1859
 
Diligence in Preaching to the World - Providences of God Around the Saints - Charity - God's Spirit Distributed Among All Mankind -Trials, &c Old Adobe Tabernacle, 18 December 1859  
Sufferings of the Saints - Overcoming Evil With Good, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 5 January 1860  
True Civilization Old Adobe Tabernacle, 4 March 1860  
Hints to Faultfinders, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 5 March 1860  
Death - Resurrection, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 25 March 1860  
Faith & Belief, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 1 April 1860  
Advancement in Knowledge, &c. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 5 April 1860
 
Universal Salvation General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 April 1860
 
Personal Reminiscences, &c. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 April 1860
 
Voting to Sustain the Authorities of The Church - Appointment of Elder Cannon to Fill Up the Quorum of the Twelve - Remarks to Departing Missionaries General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 7 April 1860
 
Education - Testimony - Miracculous Signs, &c. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 April 1860
 
Religion of the Saints - Preaching of the Gospel - Contention, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 22 April 1860  
Instructions to Missionaries Historian's Office
Salt Lake City, 25 April 1860
 
Privileges of the Sabbath - Duty of Living Our Religion - Human Longevity, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 20 May 1860  
Confidence and Influence of the Saints - Knowledge, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 3 June 1860  
Privileges of the Saints - Building Up of Zion, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 3 June 1860  
Knowledge - Object of Man's Existance on the Earth, &c. Box Elder, 7 June 1860  
Journeyings of the Saints - Temporal Salvation, &c. Wellsville, Cache Valley, 7 June 1860  
Valley - Counsel to the People Franklin, Cache Valley, 9 June 1860  
Counsel to the Saints Settling in Cache Valley Richmond, Cache Valley, 9 June 1860  
Filialty of the Saints - Appointments, &c. Logan, Cache Valley, 10 June 1860  
Religion, Progress, and Privileges of the Saints, &c. Ogden City, 12 June 1860  
Salvation and Condemnation - Improvement, &c. Willow Creek, 12 June 1860  
Blessings of the Saints Kaysville, 13 June 1860  
Character of God and Christ - Providences of God - Self-Government, &c. Second Bowery, 8 July 1860  
Personal Sacrifices - Evil Influences and Powers, and the Necessity of Overcoming Them Second Bowery, 8 July 1860  
Attendance at Meetings - Self Improvement Second Bowery, 15 July 1860  
Light of the Spirit - Coming Tribulations - Present Salvation Second Bowery, 15 July 1860  
Privileges of the Saints - Providences of God, &c. Second Bowery, 22 July 1860  
Gospel of Life and Salvation, &c. Second Bowery, 29 July 1860  
Gospel of Salvation, &c. Second Bowery, 5 August 1860  
Light of the Spirit - Laws of Health - Joy in the Gospel, &c. Second Bowery, 5 August 1860  
Influence of the Elders in Preaching the Gospel - Duty of the Saints Living Their Religion, &c. Second Bowery, 12 August 1860  
Effective Preaching - Support of the Poor, &c. Second Bowery, 19 August 1860  
Triumph of "Mormonism," &c. Second Bowery, 19 August 1860  
Dealings of the Lord With His People Second Bowery, 26 August 1860  
The Three Glories Second Bowery, 26 August 1860  
Privileges of the Gathered Saints, &c Second Bowery, 26 August 1860  
Diversity Among Men as to Their Capacity for Receiving Truth, &c. Second Bowery, 2 September 1860  
Trails and Duties of the Saints Second Bowery, 2 September 1860  
The Spirit of the World and the Spirit of Zion Second Bowery, 9 September 1860  
Light of the Spirit - Course of Missionaries Second Bowery, 9 September 1860  
Covetousness, &c. Second Bowery, 16 September 1860  
Civilization - Missionary Labours, &c. Second Bowery, 16 September 1860  
Remarks Pertaining to Foreign Missions, &c. Second Bowery, 23 September 1860  
Blessings of the Saints - Covetousness, &c. Second Bowery, 30 September 1860  
Helping in the Immigration General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 October 1860
 
Testimony of the Spirit - Counsel to the Bishops, &c. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 October 1860
 
Joys of Eternity General Conference
Second Bowery, 6 October 1860
 
Persecution - The Kingdom of God, &c. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 7 October 1860
 
Funds of the Church General Conference
Second Bowery, 8 October 1860
 
Source of Intelligence - Laws of the Gospel, &c. Second Bowery, 14 October 1860  
Restoration - Resurrection, &c. Second Bowery, 21 October 1860  
Teachings of the Priesthood - Religion of the Saints, &c. Second Bowery, 21 October 1860  
Duties of the Saints - Organization of Elements - Economy, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 20 January 1861  
Human Intelligence and Freedom - National Administrative Movements, &c. Second Bowery, 10 February 1861  
Self Knowledge - Futility of Attempts to Destry "Mormonism," &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 17 February 1861  
Varieties of Mind and Character - Chastisement - Freedom, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 17 February 1861  
Establishment of the Kingdom of God - Gathering the Poor, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 3 March 1861  
Confession of Faults, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 10 March 1861  
Rebuking Evil, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 17 March 1861  
True Testimony - Preparation for Coming Events - Corruption of the Government, etc. General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 April 1861
 
Home Manufactures General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 7 April 1861
 
The Gifts of God - Home Manufactures - Word of Wisdon - Happiness General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 7 April 1861
 
Priesthood Mill Creek Ward, 7 May 1861  
Gathering of the Saints - Honouring the Priesthood, etc. Second Bowery, 28 July 1861  
Eternal Punishment - "Mormonism," &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 12 January 1862  
Evil Deeds and Evil Doers, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 19 January 1862  
Necessity of Paying Due Attention to Temporal Duties, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 26 January 1862  
Call for Teams to Go to the Frontiers - Encouragement of Home Manufactures Old Adobe Tabernacle, 2 February 1862  
Robbing the Dead - Dancing, Not a Part of the Saint's Religion - Kindness in Government - More Telegraphic Wires Old Adobe Tabernacle, 9 February 1862  
Closing of Amusements - Indulging in Sin Brings Mental Darkness Old Adobe Tabernacle, 16 February 1862  
Building Up and Adornment of Zion by the Saints Old Adobe Tabernacle, 23 February 1862  
True Character of God - Erroneous Ideas Entertained Toward Him Old Adobe Tabernacle, 23 February 1862  
Necessity of Temporal Labor, Preparatory to Building a Temple Old Adobe Tabernacle, 2 March 1862  
Propriety of Theatrical Amusements - Instructions Relative to Conducting Them Dedication of new theatre
Salt Lake City, 6 March 1862
 
Constitutional Powers of the Congress of the United States - Growth of the Kingdom of God Old Adobe Tabernacle, 9 March 1862  
Power Given to Man to Create Old Adobe Tabernacle, 16 March 1862  
Salvation the Result of Individual Exertion Old Adobe Tabernacle, 23 March 1862  
Government of the Tongue - Impsrtislity in Judgement - Sealing General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 April 1862
 
Home Manufactures - Certain Destruction of Enemies of the Truth General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 April 1862
 
Duties Connected With the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthood General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 7 April 1862
 
Authority of Bishops - Branch Organizations - Assisting the Mail and Telegraph Companies General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 7 April 1862
 
Forming a State Constitution - Raising Agricultural Products - True Riches General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 April 1862
 
Caution Against Vain Laughter - Value of the Life of Man General Conference
Old Adobe Tabernacle, 27 April 1862
 
Endless Variety of Organizations - Blessings That Await the Faithful Old Adobe Tabernacle, 25 May 1862  
Design of the Lord in Gathering Together His People - Wisdom and Economy in Domestic Affairs Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 June 1862  
The Love of Truth and Righteousness Implanted in the Natural Man - Kindness and Firmness in Governments Old Adobe Tabernacle, 15 June 1862  
Contrast Between the Religion of Jesus Christ as Enjoyed by the Saints and That of Professed Christianity Second Bowery, 6 July 1862  
The Kingdom of God Second Bowery, 13 July 1862  
A Knowledge of God Obtained Only Through Obedience to the Principles of Truth Second Bowery, 3 August 1862  
Apostleship of Joseph Smith - Destruction Awaiting the Nations Second Bowery, 31 August 1862  
Eternal Existance of Man - Foreknowledge and Predestination Second Bowery, 28 September 1862  
Never Ending Character of a Saint's Mission - Organization of the Kingdom of God General Conference
Second Bowery, 6 October 1862
 
Future State of Existance General Conference
Second Bowery, 6 October 1862
 
The Presecutions of the Saints - Their Loyalty to the Constitution - The Mormon Batallion - The Laws of God Relative to the African Race Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 March 1863  
Instructions to the Latter-day Saints, In the Settlements South of Great Salt Lake City American Fork, Utah, 20 April 1863  
How and By Whom Zion is to be Built - Sanctification - General Duties of the Saints Old Adobe Tabernacle, 24 May 1863  
Knowledge, Correctly Applied, the True Source of Wealth and Power - Unity of Jesus and His Father - Miracles - Slavery - True Charity, Etc. Second Bowery, 31 May 1863  
Home Manufactures - The Necessity of Greater Attention To Them - Tithing Second Bowery, 7 June 1863  
Domestic Economy - The Kingdom of God - Building the Temple - Tithing, etc. Second Bowery, 14 June 1863  
Advice to California Emigrants - The Principles of the Gospel, etc. Public Square
Great Salt Lake City
8 July 1863
 
Necessity for Watchfulness - The Proper Course to Pursue Toward Strangers - Selling Flour and Grain - The War and its Effects Upon Slavery General Conference
Second Bowery, 6 October 1863
 
Tithing - Building Temples - Gold, Its Production and Uses - Governmental Policy Towards Utah - Providing Bread for the Poor General Conference
Second Bowery, 6 October 1863
 
Our Relationship and Duty to God and His Kingdom - The True Source of the Prosperity and Wealth of Individuals and Nations and How to Obtain Them - Counsel to the Saints General Conference
Second Bowery, 6 October 1863
 
Paying Tithing - Fasting and Prayer - Keeping the Sabbath Holy - Selling Grain - The Judgements of God, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 6 November 1863  
The Intended Trip North - The Causes of the Scarcity of Breadstuff - The Sufferings of the Ungodly in the United States - The Popularity of the Gospel Undesirable Old Adobe Tabernacle, Date Not Given  
The Earth the Home of Man - The Work to be Accomplished by Man Towards Redeeming the World - The Restoration of the Gospel, and the Acknowledgement by God of His Servants, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 4 June 1864  
Turning Out the Water of the Weber - Thr Sufferings of the Saints - The Desires of the Servants of God to Bless the People - The Blessings of the Lord of Israel - Endowments, etc. Instructions by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, during his visit to Davis and Weber counties, June 10, 11, 12, and 13, 1864.  
Love for the Thing of God - The Temporal Nature of the Kingdom - The Proper Use of Grain - The Love of God Should Rule in Every Heart, etc. Synopsis of Instructions by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, during his visit to Davis, Box Elder, and Cache counties, June 22-29, 1864.  
Power of God - The Lack of Wisdom Manifested by the World - Necessity of Teaching the Saints Upon Temporal Affairs, etc. Second Bowery, 17 July 1864  
Difference of Ideas Entertained Respecting God - The Foundation of our Religion Based Upon the New Revelation - Man Made in the Image of God - We are the Offspring of God, etc. Second Bowery, 31 July 1864  
Necessity of a Living Testimony of the Holy Ghost - How We Are to be United, etc. General Conference
Second Bowery, 7 October 1864
 
Attending Meetings - Testifying to the Gospel - Preaching and Practice - All Blessings to be Obtained Through Obedience to the Gospel, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 30 October 1864  
Necessity of Continued and Faithful Labor - Kingly Nature of the Priesthood - Power Attainable Through It - Condition of the Nations Contrasted With That of the Saints - Future Glory and Greatness of the Kingdom of God Second Bowery, 6 November 1864  
Temporal and Spiritual Duties of the Saints - Benefits resulting from Proper Parental Authority - Connection Betwixt Temporal and Spiritual Things - Character of Joseph the Prophet - All Blessings From the Lord Location not given;
Probably Second Bowery,
6 November 1864
 
Knowledge of the Saints a Cause of Consolation Under Affliction - Children Heirs of the Kingdom of God - Power of the Gospel to Unite Parents and Children - Blessings of Obedience, etc. Remarks made on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1864, at the funeral of J. S. KIMBALL, Son of President H. C. KIMBALL, who departed this life on 27 Nov. 1864. (Location not given.)  
Knowledge in This Life Limited. - The Lord Will Waste Away the Wicked. - People Do Not Live to Obtain That Which They Mosrt Desire. - Joseph Desired to Go to the Rocky Mountains. - More For Us Than Against Us. - Will Go to Jackson County From the West. - Exhortations to Merchants, Speculators, &c. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 11 December 1864  
Ordinance of Bread and Wine. - Its Nature. - Character of God and of Jesus. - Reasons Why Death and Sin Exist. - Earthly Probation Necessary for Future Glory. - Danger of Apostacy. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 8 January 1865  
Duties of the Saints - Obedience to Counsel, etc. Old Adobe Tabernacle, 15 May 1865  
Personality of God - His Attributes - Eternal Life, etc. Second Bowery,
18 June 1865
 
Summary of Instructions Remarks by President Brigham Young to the people, on his visit to Utah, Juab, and Sanpete Counties, in June and July, 1865.  
Summary of Instructions Given by President Brigham Young to the people of Box Elder and Cache Counties, Aug. 1-10, 1865.  
Home Manufacturing, Merchandising, and General Economy General Conference
Location not given, 9 October 1865
 
Holy Ghost Requisite to Teach tthe Truth Old Adobe Tabernacle, 29 April 1866  
Opposition Essential to Happiness Old Adobe Tabernacle, 3 June 1866  
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Perhaps not of great historical significance but the Grampa thinks it's a wonderful melding of doctrine and practice.
Great Mormon Tabernacle, 24 April 1870  
I Feel to Exhort
This is the the last public discourse delivered by President Young prior to his death ten days later.
Brigham City, Utah, 19 August 1877  

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