Thursday, April 9. It was a warm day in G.S.L. City. The general conference was adjourned at noon until Oct. 6. Following are the minutes of the general conference:

Thursday, April 9, 9 a.m.

…Elder Orson Pratt, jr., adduced evidences in favor of the truth of this work….

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Apr. 9, 1857, 1]
[Deseret News, 7:43]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, May 2006]



On Sunday morning, June 10, Elder Orson Pratt, jr., addressed the congregation on the culture of the mind. He reviewed the variety of opinions that are entertained in the world respecting what constitutes true happiness; spoke of the nations of the earth seeking happiness in each other’s overthrow; referred to the ancient Grecians as an instance, also the kingdom of Rome, which was founded in blood; those kingdoms were founded upon human wisdom, and hence the reason of their fall. Said he was naturally of a reflecting mind, and had studied the scriptures with much pleasure. Argued the necessity of men studying the construction of their own minds and what their passions would lead them to do, that they might be that means be enabled to overcome all the evils of their nature. Made some encouraging remarks on the progress of the young men now studying in the academy.

Elder Orson Hyde followed with a very interesting discourse, which will probably be published.

At 2 o’clock, p.m., the sacrament was administered, after which Elder Orson Pratt, sen., preached an instructive sermon, which was reported.

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, June 10, 1860, 1]
[Deseret News, 10:120]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, May 2006]


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