G.S.L. City, April 6, 1863

Brother Geo. Q. Cannon,

Your communication dated Feb. 27, has been duly received and read to the Quorum. We are truly glad to hear from you. The progress of affairs in Zion is quite satisfactory….

The Conference has selected 47 missionaries to be sent to your assistance. I give you a list of their names:

…Orson Pratt Jr…; 35 of whom received their blessings yesterday, the residue reside in the country and were absent. You will discover they are mostly young men and some of them need fatherly supervision. The most of them sustain the character that would say they are capable of doing good to others and guiding themselves and it is believed that like the sons of Ammon they will make mighty men….

Geo. A. Smith

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 6, 1863. 9]
[Millennial Star, 25:334]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, May 2006]


Apr 9, 1863 P.2—listed with missionaries called off at Conference

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, May 2006]


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