I hope all that has been said by the brethren in reference to the culture of hemp, flax, indigo, and in fact all that will tend to build up Zion will be attended to, for let it be remembered that it is coming to this necessity of producing for ourselves or to go without, and the question resolves itself into the simple proposition, “Clothes or no clothes.” [Due to the Civil War…] We must make our own woolen, flax, hemp, and cotton goods or we must go naked.

– George A. Smith, 10/8/1862