The Trek


Brigham Young

Journal Entry: Great Salt Lake Valley Emigration Square

Courtesy Church History Library and Archives

April 6, 1853

"I scarcely ever say much about revelations, or visions, but suffice it to say, five years ago last July [1847] I was here, and saw in the Spirit of the Temple not ten feet from where we have laid the Chief Corner Stone.

I have not inquired what kind of a Temple we should build. Why? Because it was represented before me. I have never looked upon that ground but the vision of it was there.

I see it as plainly as if it was in reality before me. Wait until it is done. I will say, however, that it will have six towers." (Sermon of Brigham Young, delivered in the Old Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, 6 April 1853; in Journal of Discourses 1:133.)

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