pursuant to adjourn ment, after singing the
President arose and read the 3d chap. of
John’s Gospel after which prayer was offered by elder
President commenced making observations on
the different subjects embraced in the chapter particularly on the
3d, 4th, 5th verses illustrating it with a very beautiful
and striking fig ure, and throwing a flood of light on the subjects
which were brought up to review.
He then spoke to the
respect ing their mission, and advised those who went into the world,
to preach the gospel, to leave their families provided for, with the
necessaries of life; and to teach the
as set forth in the Holy scriptures.
That it had been
wisdom to, for the greater body of the
to keep on this side of the river,
in order that a foundation might be established in this place, but
that now, it was the privi ledge of the saints to occupy the lands in
, or wherever the
spirit might lead them.
That he did not wish to have
any political influence, but wished the saints to use their political
franchise to the best of their knowledge.
stated that since
had been appointed to
visit the Jewish people, he had felt an impression that it would be
well for Elder
to accompany him on his mission.