We have also recently received another communication from Elder Parley P. Pratt, informing us of the steady march of truth and the powerful effects of the principles of our holy religion on the hearts of the people in the city of Toronto, U.C. and in the region around it where he labors. Our readers will recollect a detailed account of our brother’s labors in that section, in our May number of this paper. We now say, from his communication bearing the Toronto post mark of the 25th ult. that he labors almost constantly, or to use his own expression, “I preach by night and by day,” and yet he could not answer but a small share of the calls for preaching. He further states that the saints are rejoicing and increasing in number almost daily. Will some four or six of the first or second seventy go over and assist our brother in dispensing the words of life and salvation, and gathering souls into the kingdom of our God? A rich harvest of souls await the faithful laborer, and the consciousness of doing the will of our heavenly Father, cheers and gladgens his heart: although tyrants may frown or bigots howl, his purpose is fixed, his course is onward, and his reward is trial, privation, suffering and opposition from this crooked and perverse generation, but joy, peace and ineffable glory shall be his unfading, enduring inheritance beyond this chequered scene of time.

[Messenger and Advocate, July 1836]
[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, July 1, 1836, 1]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, July 2006]

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