Elder P.P. Pratt writes from San Francisco, Jan. 20, that baptisms progress slowly, but that a wonderful revolution is in progress in the public mind. At a general conference held in St. Mary’s Hall, Santa Clara, Dec. 30 and 31, 5 branches of the Church were represented, viz:–San Francisco, Union City, Santa Clara, St. John and Sacramento, with 120 members mostly in good standing and active; and some are determined to ‘gather’ in the Stakes of Zion, and, do their duty. Elder Pratt was in good health, as were generally the Elders of that mission.
[Deseret News, Mar. 8, 1855]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Sept. 2006]