exalted, but the rich in that they are made low.
The calls to the southern states are indeed great, many places which a short time ago would think it a disgrace to give shelter to a Mormon, on account of the many false mis representations which were abroad, now de sire to hear an of the .
On the islands of the sea, viz. great Brit ain, there continues to be a steady flow of souls into the church— have been organized in many large and populous cities and the whole land appears to be thirsting for the pure streams of knowledge and salva tion. The have already printed a new edition of the Hymn book, and issue a monthly periodical in that land. Several families
have already arrived here from Eng land and a number more are on their way to this place, and are expected this fall.
If the work roll forth with the same rapidi ty it has heretofore done, we may soon ex pect to see flocking to this place, people from every land and from every nation, the pol ished European, the degraded Hottentot, and the shivering Laplander. Persons of all lan guages, and of every tongue, and of every color; who shall with us worship the Lord of Hosts in his holy temple, and offer up their orisons in his sanctuary. It was in con sideration of these things, and that a home might be provided for the saints, that induced us to purchase the present city for a place of gathering for the saints. and the extensive tract of land on the opposite side of the Mis sissippi. Although, the purchase at that time and under the peculiar conditions and cir cumstances of the church, appeared to many to be large and uncalled for; yet from what we now see, it is apparent to all, that we shall soon have to say. “The place is too strait give us room that we may dwell.”
We therefore hope that the brethren, who feel interested in the cause of truth, and de sire to see the work of the gathering of Isra el roll forth with power will aid us in liquida ting the debts which are now owing, so that the may be secured to the church, and which eventually will be of great value. From the good spirit which is manifested on this occasion, the desire to do good, and the zeal for the honor of the church, inspires us with confidence that we shall not appeal in vain, but that funds will be forthcoming on this occasion, sufficient to meet the necessi ties of the case.
It is with great pleasure that we have to in form the church that, another edition of the book of Mormon has been printed, and which is expected on from , in a short time. And that arrangements are making for printing the book of Doctrine and Covenants Hymn book, etc. etc. So that the demand which may exist, for those works will soon be supplied.
In conclusion we would say. Brethern and Sisters be faithful, be diligent, contend ear nestly for the faith once delivered to the saints—let every man, woman and child re alize the importance of the work, and act as if its success depended on their individual ex ertion alone, let them feel an interest in it, and then consider they live in a day, the con templation of which animated the bosom of Kings, Prophets and Righteous men, thou sands of years ago—the prospect of which in spired their sweetest notes and most exalted lays and caused them to break out in such rapturous strains as are recorded in the script ures; and by and by, we shall have to ex claim in the language of Inspiration,
“The Lord has brought again —
The Lord hath redeemed his people, Israel.” [p. 188]