Journal of Discourses Volume 1
BY BRIGHAM YOUNG
President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
HIS TWO COUNSELLORS,
THE TWELVE APOSTLES, AND OTHERS.
REPORTED BY G. D. WATT,
AND HUMBLY DIDICATED TO THE
LATTER-DAY SAINTS IN ALL THE WORLD
PUBLISHED BY F. D. AND S. W. RICHARDS 15, WILTON STREET.
LATTER-DAY SAINTS BOOK DEPOT, 35, JEWIN STREET, CITY.
Letter From the First Presidency.
Great Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, June 1, 1853.
Elder Samuel W. Richards, and the Saints abroad.
Dear BrethrenIt is well known to many of you, that Elder George
D. Watt, by our counsel, spent much time in the midst of poverty
and hardships to acquire the art of reporting in Phonography, which
he has faithfully and fully accomplished; and he has been reporting
the public Sermons, Discourses, Lectures, &c., delivered by
the Presidency, the Twelve, and others in this city, for nearly
two years, almost without fee or reward. Elder Watt now proposes
to publish a Journal of these Reports, in England, for the benefit
of the Saints at large, and to obtain means to enable him to sustain
his highly useful position of Reporter. You will perceive at once
that this will be a work of mutual benefit, and we cheerfully and
warmly request your co-operation in the purchase and sale of the
above-named Journal, and wish all the profits arising therefrom
to be under the control of Elder Watt.
HEBER C. KIMBALL
First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
To the Saints abroad.
This Journal of Discourses appears in a semi-monthly sheet of sixteen
pages, upon good paper, and in a plain round type that aged persons
can lead with ease, and forms a Volume of nearly four hundred pages.
It affords me great pleasure in being able to put in your possession
the words of the Apostles and Prophets, as they were Spoken in the
assemblies of the Saints in Zion, the value of which cannot be estimated
by man, not so much for any great display of worldly learning and
eloquence, as for the purity of doctrine, simplicity of style, and
extensive amount of theological truth which they develop.
Realizing the moral and intellectual benefit the Saints at home
derive from them, I have earnestly desired the time when you also
would be enriched by the same incalculable treasure.
To those who are unacquainted with the Doctrines of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who are mantled in the darkness
of ages, whose minds are sunk in the almost impenetrable shades
of error, uncertainty, and doubt, but who sincerely desire to know
the truth, these Sermons will prove a source of light, information,
and joy. And, according to the vocation which belongs to the Eternal
Priesthood, all authorized ministers of God will hail their publication
with gladness, for such an embodiment of doctrine will greatly accelerate
the grand object they have in viewthe salvation of souls the
instruction of Saints, and the building up of Zion in the last days.
Particularly to the Elders who are scattered abroad upon the face
of the earth, far from those who alone can instruct them in the
more exalted branches of the Everlasting Gospel, these Sermons will
be most valuable, as a guage of doctrine, a rule of rectitude, and
a square to life, furnishing at the same time an extensive repository
of historical information.
May the Lord prosper every department of His work, and evenly laudable
effort of His servants to instruct the ignorant, build up and establish
the faithful, and gather the honest in heart from among all nations
home to Zion.
In the bonds of the New and Everlasting Covenant, I remain your
brother and fellow-labourer,
G. D. WATT.
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Table of Contents
- Brigham Young, January 16, 1853
- Parley P. Pratt, April 7, 1853
- John Taylor, August 22, 1852
- Brigham Young, March 4, 1852
- Heber C. Kimball, July 11, 1852
- Brigham Young, July 11, 1852
- George A. Smith, July 24, 1852
- Brigham Young, April 9, 1852
- Orson Pratt, August 29, 1852
- Brigham Young, April 8, 1852
- Orson Hyde, April 9, 1853.
- Brigham Young, September 11, 1853
- George A. Smith, July 4, 1852
- Brigham Young, March 27, 1853
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- Parley P. Pratt, March 27, 1853
- Brigham Young, June 13, 1852
- George A. Smith, October 1851
- Honorable Z. Snow, October 1851
- Brigham Young, May 8, 1853
- Brigham Young, February 27, 1853
- Orson Pratt, October 6, 1853
- Brigham Young, April 6, 1853
- Parley P. Pratt, July 4, 1853
- Brigham Young, July 24, 1852
- John Taylor, June 12, 1853
- Heber C. Kimball, October 9, 1852
- Brigham Young, July 31, 1853
- Parley P. Pratt, January 30, 1853
- Brigham Young, June 19, 1853
- George A. Smith, October 7, 1853
- Brigham Young, April 6, 1852
- Heber C. Kimball, October 8, 1852
- Brigham Young, October 9, 1852
- John Taylor, April 8, 1853
- Brigham Young, July 24, 1853
- Heber C. Kimball, September 22, 1852
- Brigham Young, June 5, 1853
- Parley P. Pratt, April 10, 1853
- Brigham Young, August 14, 1853
- Brigham Young, February 14, 1853
- Orson Pratt, July 25, 1852
- Heber C. Kimball, October 7, 1852
- Parley P. Pratt, July 10, 1853
- Brigham Young, February 20, 1853
- Franklin D. Richards, October 6, 1853
- Brigham Young, October 6, 1853
- Orson Pratt (Not dated)
- Brigham Young, December 5, 1853
- Jedediah M. Grant, August 7, 1853
- Brigham Young, July 10, 1853
- Heber C. Kimball, November 14, 1852
- Brigham Young, August 1, 1852
- John Taylor, April 19, 1854
- Brigham Young, December 16, 1851