Returned Missionaries

This morning, a Herald reporter met at the depot Elder Moroni W. Pratt, who has just returned from a mission to the State of Indiana. Elder Pratt has been absent one year and seven months. During this time he traveled and preached the Gospel in forty counties in Indiana and several counties in Ohio. He held a great number of meetings, both indoors and out, when he could get an opportunity. He baptized many and made a great many friends who did not belong to the Church.

Elder Pratt met with very kind treatment from the Latter-day Saints and numerous other parties. Of course, he experienced much opposition and some persecution. But he enjoyed his mission; he labored with much satisfaction. He is, however, like other Elders, glad to return to his mountain home when his work is done.

He arrived from the East, this morning. He was accompanied by Elder M.C. Squires who has also been laboring in the State of Indiana, but has been released to return home in consequence of ill health. Elder Pratt accompanied Elder Squires to his home in Brigham City, from he will return, this evening, visit Salt Lake City, and then proceed to his home at Meadowville in Utah. Elder Pratt is a son of the late Apostle Parley P. Pratt.

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aug. 11, 1883, 5]
[Ogden Daily Herald, Aug. 11, 1883]

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


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