General Conference.

Elder Orson Pratt was the next speaker.  He said he would endeavor to impress on the minds of the Saints an important revelation, given through the Prophet Joseph forty years ago, and which was contained in a letter written by the Prophet at Kirtland, Geauga county, Ohio, and addressed to W.W. Phelps.  Elder Pratt then read several extracts from the letter alluded to, which treated upon the laws of tithing and consecration, and also upon the fate of those who apostatized from the Church of Christ.  The speaker then treated upon the importance of obedience to the law of tithing, which had been given by revelation from the Almighty.  The revelation of the letter just read showed clearly that those who refused to comply with this law would, by the course, cause their own and their fathers’ and children’s names to be blotted out from the records of the Church.  His discourse was short, but powerful, clear and impressive.

[Deseret News, Oct. 9, 1872]

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

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