Sanpete Stake Conference.
Elder Orson Pratt addressed the conference upon the temporal duties of the Saints, the necessity of acting in concert in all things. He earnestly recommended the arranging of mercantile business on such a basis that an excuse should not exist for patronizing those who, after having made themselves rich out of us, have used their money in trying to induce Congress to legislate against our interest. He spoke also on the necessity of establishing co-operative manufactories. Adjourned to two p.m.
Two p.m.—Opened by singing and prayer. Elder Pratt addressed the conference upon the powers and eternity of the Priesthood now committed to man on the earth, and the magnitude of this the dispensation of the fulness of times. Encouraged the Saints to faithfulness and good works. God gave the great promise to all the ancient prophets, also to Enoch, that his Zion should return again to the earth and meet the Zion of the last days, as a sign of this promise he set the bow in the cloud. The Lord will not cast off this people, but continue to plead with the strong ones of Zion until they overcome.
[Deseret News, Dec. 4, 1878]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Aug. 2006]