heavenly command; numerous habita tions of the saints thickly studding the flowery and wide spread prairies of ; temples for the worship of our God erecting in various parts; and great peace resting upon Israel.
We would call the attention of the saints more particularly to the erection of the , for on its speedy erec tion great blessings depend. The zeal which is manifested by the saints in this is indeed praise worthy, and we hope will be imitated by the saints in the various stakes and branches of the church, and that those who cannot contribute labor, will bring their gold and their silver, their brass, and their iron, with the pine tree and box tree, to
beautify the same.
We are glad to hear of the organiz ation of the different quorums in this , and hope that the organization will be attended to in every stake and branch of the church, for the Al mighty is a lover of order and good government.
From the faith and enterprise of the saints generally, we feel greatly en couraged, and cheerfully attend to the important duties devolving upon us, knowing that we not only have the ap proval of Heaven, but that our efforts for the establishing of Zion and the spread of truth, are cheerfully second ed by the thousands of Israel.
In conclusion we would say, breth ren, be faithful; let your love and moderation be known unto all men; be patient; be mindful to observe all the commandments of your heavenly Father; and the God of all grace shall bless you, even so, Amen.
, Clerk. [p. 386]