Great Salt Lake City, July 28th, 1850
Elder Orson Pratt.

Dear Brother,

Peace and health reign in this valley, and crops were never as abundant as the present year.  The flood of travel exceeds every thing known since the crusades to the Holy Land.  The general news you will have without my writing it.  We have great meetings, great preachings, great doings, and noble hearts.  The Lord has multiplied exceedingly our blessings as a people.  As to myself and family, we are in poverty, and our days are passing away, and our strength wasting with exceeding toil.  But it matters not, there are more states of existence than one, and there are riches besides this world.

I expect to see you next season in this Valley.  May God bless you and the Saints in England, is the prayer of your brother,

Parley P. Pratt

[Millennial Star, 12:352]
[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, July 27, 1850, 2]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, July 2006]

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