On Sunday, September 16, at 10 o’clock a.m., Elder Orson Pratt spoke of the necessity of both speaker and hearer enjoying the Spirit of God; referred to his expected mission to the United States, his desire to do good, and to assist in building up the kingdom of God upon the earth.  Showed the folly of mankind fixing their affections upon earthly things and spending all their time in hoarding up riches, which they cannot take with them to another state of existence; argued that the disposition to accumulate property is good, but that it should at all times be governed by the Spirit and law of God.  He was of opinion that there was no danger of the people in Utah becoming very affluent.  If they get the necessary comforts of life they will do well; still, the time will come when the Latter Day Saints will be the richest people upon the earth, but not until they are prepared to receive and enjoy those things.

[Deseret News, Sept. 19, 1860]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Aug. 2006]

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