crown the industry and efforts of those inhabitants, there would be a measure of the good things of life, for the benefit of the saints, full, press down and running over, even an hundred fold.
The disadvantages here, like all new countries, are self evident: lack of mills and schools, together with the natural privations and inconveniences, which the hand of industry, and the refinement of society with the polish of science, overcome. But all these impediments, banish when it is recollected what the proph ets have said concerning in the last days: how the glory of Lebanon is to come upon her, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify
the place of his sanc tuary, that he may make the place of his feet glorious: where, for brass he will bring gold, and for iron he will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron:— and where the feast of fat things will be given to the just; yea when the splendor of the Lord, is brought to our considera tion for the good of his people, the calculations of men and the vain glory of the world vanishes, and we exclaim; God will shine the perfection of beauty out of Zion.
3–7 August 1831 • Wednesday–Sunday
On the third day of Agust, <I proceeded to dedicate> the plot spot for the , a little west of , was dedicated in <and there were> presence <present> of eight men, among whom were myself, , , , , and . The 87,th Psalm was read, and the scene was solemn and impresive. On
the 4th I attended the first in the land of Zion. It was held at the house of brother in , in presence of the of the . The spirit of the Lord was there. On the 7th I attended the funeral of sister , the wife of This was the first death in the church in this land, and I can say a worthy member sleeps in Jesus till the resurrection. I also received the following
Revelation, given in Zion, August 1831.
1. Behold, blessed, saith the Lord, are they who have come up unto this land with an eye Single to my glory, according to my : for them that live shall inherit the earth, and [p. 139]