Two Days’ Meetings—Organization of the Kanab Stake of Zion.

Kanab, Kane Co., Utah,
April 17, 1877.

Editor Deseret News.

…At two p.m. the new and commodious brick school-house was well filled by the Saints, including many from other and distant settlements.

After singing and prayer, Elder Orson Pratt addressed the Saints, referring to many circumstances connected with the early history of the Latter-day Saints in Utah, and plainly showed that the prediction of Isaiah was fulfilled by the Latter-day Saints in their city, being a “city low in a low place.”  “My people shall dwell in peaceable habitations,” &c.  The people in this southern country were enjoying peace.  They had not the wicked influences to contend with that the Saints had in some of the northern settlements; and it was to be hoped that this people would so instruct their children that if wicked influences were introduced God would so overrule that the youth of the Saints might be preserved in the faith of the Gospel.

This people had raised the standard of Truth to all nations, and had invited all persons seeking light and truth to embrace the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, which gave them liberty indeed…


[Deseret News, May 16, 1877]

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

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