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Brigham Young Journals

May 29, 1847

Summary: Thunder from the skies and from Brigham.

Journal entry: Saturday. I called the camp together and remonstratd with those brethren who were giving way to trifling, dancing, and card playing. I warned them in the name of the Lord against the Spirit which many of the Camp possessed, and called upon them to cease their folly and turn to the Lord their God with full purpose of heart to serve him.

The brethren of the Twelve, the High Priests, the Bishops, the Seventies, all covenanted to humble themselves, repent of their follies and remember their former covenants.

I then told the who who did not belong to the Church that they were not at liberty to introduce cards, dancing, or iniquity of any description; but they should be protected in their rights and privileges while they conducted themselves well and did not seek to trample on the Priesthood nor blaspheme the name of God.

Traveled eight and a half miles. Very heavy rain which commenced at five p.m. and continued during the evening, accompanied by thunder and lightning.