Sept. 11, 2

President B. Young’s Address
Tabernacle, Sunday, 10 A.M.., Sept. 11, 1853

…Bro David Fullmer, this morning, talked about working all our lives upon a wall, if it were necessary; but the wall we contemplate making here, is not a breakfas’ spell.  I calculate to keep walling until the mountains around us became an impregnable defence.  What we have no on hand is not a circumstance.  I will venture to say that bro. Parley P. Pratt has got a job on hand infinitely more extensive than the walling in of the whole Territory of Utah.  His work was given to him 16 years ago, by the Prophet Joseph Smith, in the Kirtland Temple.  Parley P. Pratt has yet to build temples in old Scotland.  The Scotch brethren might say, “What is the use then of our coming to these distant valleys, so far from our native country?”  Had you not better write to your brethren who are still in Scotland to stay where they are, think you?  He has to build temples there of greater magnitude than we have yet contemplated.  When he will do it I do not know; it is certain he will do it, if he is faithful; but whether he will do it after the earth is glorified, or before that time, I do not know….

[Deseret News, Mar. 2, 1854]
[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sept. 11, 1853, 2]

Oct. 7, 4

Elder Heber C. Kimball mentions Parley and others who have traveled to preach the gospel:

“…Here is brother Taylor and several others of the old Twelve, who traveled bare-footed, with nothing to eat, and destitute; we used to travel forty miles a day with a valise on our backs, and our feet covered with blood, or the blood squashing in our boots and shoes.  In this way brother Joseph traveled and brothers Brigham, and Heber, and Parley, and thousands of others.  Now the brethren that go to the nations, are gallanted from city to city in fine coaches and railway cars….”

[Deseret News, Oct. 15, 1853]
[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Oct. 7, 1853, 4]