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36,809. Had I anything to do with the negro, I would confine them by strict law to their own species. (Mormon & Racism) Joseph Smith, cited History of the Church V:21-218
37,256. For instance, the descendants of Cain cannot cast off their skin of blackness, at once, and immediately, although every soul of them should repent, obey the Gospel, and do right from this day forward ... Cain and his posterity must wear the mark, which God put upon them; and his white friends may wash the race of Cain with Fuller’s soap every day, they cannot wash away God’s mark; the Lamanites, through transgression, became a loathsome, ignorant and filthy people, and were cursed with a skin of darkness … yet, they have the promise, if they will believe, and work righteousness, that not many generations shall pass away before they shall become a white and delightsome people; but it will take some time to accomplish this at best. Joseph Smith, The Latter-Day Saints Millennial Star vol 14 p 418
37,257. The south will cry out against me as being uncharitable, unfeeling, unkind, and wholly unacquainted with the Gospel of Christ ... the first mention we have of slavery is found in the Holy Bible ... And so far from that prediction being averse to the mind of God, it remains as a lasting monument of the decree of Jehovah, to the shame and confusion of all who have cried out against the South, in consequence of their holding the sons of Ham in servitude ... I can say, the curse is not yet taken off from the sons of Canaan, neither will be until it is affected by as great a power as caused it to come; and the people who interfere the least with the purposes of God in this matter, will come under the least condemnation before him; and those who are determined to pursue a course, which shows an opposition, and a feverish restlessness against the decrees of the Lord, will learn, when perhaps it is too late for their own good, that God can do his own work, without the aid of those who are not dictated by His counsel. Joseph Smith, History of the Church II:436-438
38,300. Are the Mormons abolitionists? No, unless delivering the people from priestcraft, and the priests from the power of Satan, should be considered abolition. But we do not believe in setting the Negroes free. (Mormon & Slavery) ibid.
81,432. We believe it just to preach the gospel to the nations of the earth, and warn the righteous to save themselves from the corruption of the world; but we do not believe it right to interfere with bond-servants, neither preach the gospel to, nor baptize them contrary to the will and wish of their masters, nor to meddle with or influence them in the least to cause them to be dissatisfied with their situations in this life, thereby jeopardizing the lives of men; such interference we believe to be unlawful and unjust, and dangerous to the peace of every government allowing human beings to be held in servitude. (Mormon & Slavery) Doctrine & Covenants 134:12
37,258. All who are acquainted with the situation of slave States know that the life of every White is in constant danger and to insinuate anything which could possibly be interpreted by a slave – that it was not just to hold human beings in bondage – would be jeopardizing the life of every White inhabitant in the country. For the moment an insurrection should break out, no respect would be paid to age, sex or religion by an enraged, jealous and ignorant Black banditti.
And the individual who would not immediately report anyone who might be found influencing the minds of slaves with evil would be beneath the slave himself and unworthy the privilege of a free government. Oliver Cowdery, Outrage in Jackson Country, Evening and Morning Star 2nd January 1834 p122
37,057. Any man having one drop of the seed of Cane in him cannot hold the priesthood and if no other Prophet ever spake it before I will say it now in the name of Jesus Christ, I know it is true and they know it. The Negro cannot hold one particle of Government ... Let me consent today to mingle my seed with the seed of Cane. It would bring the same curse upon me. And it would upon any man. And if any man mingles his seed with the seed of Cane the only way he could get rid of it or have salvation would be to come forward and have his head cut off and spill his blood upon the ground. It would also take the life of his children. Brigham Young, cited Wilford Woodruff Journal January 1852
37,275. The moment we consent to mingle with the seed of Cain the Church must go to destruction - we should receive the curse which has been placed upon the seed of Cain, and never more be numbered with the children of Adam who are heirs to the priesthood until that curse be removed. Brigham Young, New York Herald 4th May 1855, cited Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought Spring 1973 p56
38,301. I will remark with regard to slavery, inasmuch as we believe in the Bible, inasmuch as we believe in the ordinances of God, in the priesthood and order and decrees of God, we must believe in slavery. This colored race have been subjected to severe curses, which they have in their families and their classes and in their various capacities brought upon themselves ...
I am a firm believer in slavery ... Those servants want to come here with their masters ... I know it is right, and there should be a law made to have the slaves serve their master, because they are not capable of ruling themselves ... I am firm in the belief that they ought to dwell in servitude ...
When a master has a Negro, and uses him well, he is much better off than when he is free. (Mormon & Slavery) Brigham Young, address joint session of legislature 23rd January 1852
37,276. That slavery will continue, until there is a people raised up upon the face of the earth who will contend for righteous principles, who will not only believe in but operate, with every power and faculty given to them to help to establish the kingdom of God, to overcome the devil, and drive him from the earth, then will this curse be removed. This was the starting point of slavery. (Mormon & Slavery) ibid.
38,302. What is that mark? You will see it on the countenance of every African you ever did see upon the face of the earth, or ever will see ... Now I tell you what I know; when the mark was put upon Cain, Abel’s children was in all probability young; the Lord told Cain that he should not receive the blessings of the priesthood nor his seed, until the last of the posterity of Able had received the priesthood, until the redemption of the earth. If there never was a prophet, or apostle of Jesus Christ spoke it before, I tell you, this people that are commonly called negroes are the children of old Cain. I know they are. I know that they cannot bear rule in the priesthood, for the curse on them was to remain upon them, until the residue of the posterity of Michael and his wife receive the blessings, the seed of Cain would have received had they not been cursed. (Mormon & Slavery) ibid.
38,303. Now then in the kingdom of God on the earth, a man who has the African blood in him cannot hold one jot nor title of priesthood ... Let my seed mingle with the seed of Cain, that brings the curse upon me, and upon my generations - we will reap the same rewards with Cain ... In the priesthood I will tell you what it will do. Were the children of God to mingle there seed with the seed of Cain it would not only bring the curse of being deprived of the power of the priesthood upon themselves but they entail it upon their children after them, and they cannot get rid of it. (Mormon & Slavery) ibid.
38,304. Not one of the children of old Cain, have one particle of right to bear Rule in Government affairs from first to last, they have no business there. This privilege was taken from them by their own transgressions, and I cannot help it. (Mormon & Slavery) ibid.
38,305. It is a great blessing to the seed of Adam to have the seed of Cain for servants ... The moment we consent to mingle with the seed of Cain the Church must go to destruction ... Therefore I will not consent for one moment to have an African dictate me or any Brethren with regard to Church or State Government. I may vary in my views from others, and they may think I am foolish in the things I have spoken, and think that they know more than I do, but I know I know more than they do. If the Africans cannot bear rule in the Church of God, what business have they to bear rule in the State and Government affairs of this Territory or any others? ... Consequently I will not consent for a moment to have the Children of Cain rule me nor my Brethren. No, it is not right. (Mormon & Slavery) ibid.