“What do you suppose the fathers would say if they could speak from the dead? Would they not say, ‘We have lain here thousands of years, here in this prison house, waiting for this dispensation to come? Here we are, bound and fettered, in the association of those who are filthy?’ What would they whisper in our ears? Why, if they had the power, the very thunders of heaven would be in our ears.”
– President Brigham Young, 1877, Journal of Discourses, 18:304.